Basketball star sues over Brown/Drake altercation

By | Published on Monday 25 June 2012


So, the previously reported bottle fight between the entourages of Chris Brown and Drake in a New York nightclub earlier this month has a new celebrity element, providing you follow American basketball.

San Antonio Spurs player Tony Parker is suing the nightclub where the fight occurred, the WiP club, for $20 million, claiming that the venue should take responsibility for the fight which, he says, resulted in him suffering a “corneal laceration of the left eye and other injuries”.

As previously reported, the specifics of what happened on 14 Jun aren’t clear, and reps for both Drake and Brown insist their men were not directly involved, but aggression between the two music stars’ entourages led to quite a lot of glass being thrown around the VIP area.

Drake dated Rihanna for a short time after her violent split from Brown in 2009, and it’s thought tensions were raised on the night when Brown tried to placate Drake with a bottle of champagne, but the goodwill gesture was knocked back.

The criminal investigation into the incident is ongoing, and the first civil proceedings relating to the fight were announced last week by a Macys employee. Parker’s lawsuit says that WiP management were “reckless, careless and negligent” in allowing both Brown and Drake into the venue on the same night, given the known tensions between the two artists.