As Def Sounds previously reported, Drake and Chris Brown were in involved in a brawl at Manhattan joint nightclubs, Greenhouse and WiP, that left many club-goers injured when bottles began flying. Now the two may have to pay a price for the altercation as a $16 million lawsuit has been filed.
According to the suit filed in the Manhattan Supreme Court (via NYP), Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. says both Drake and Chris Brown are at blame as they began fighting with each other and ordered their entourages to follow suit.
The lawsuit from Entertainment Enterprises Ltd.reads:
“[Drake and Brown] shared a grudge against the other arising out of their romantic relationships with the same woman (Rihanna),” and when they “crossed paths,” they “began to fight violently with each other.”
The suit states by order of Drake and Brown each of their crews began throwing bottles, glasses and used broken bottles as knives:
“Each arrived with his own small army of bodyguards [and] ‘security’ personnel…consisting of at least 15 heavily built men trained and/or experienced in hand-to-hand and weapons combat. Their two posses had at each other, throwing highball glasses laden with alcohol, shattering the handles of bottles of spirits to use as makeshift knives, and even throwing full bottles at each other.”
“Each ordered his security personnel, bodyguards, friends and entourage to join the fight, which erupted into a violent brawl on a massive scale. [Drake and Browns crews]fashioned deadly weapons out of whatever materials they could find, including glasses, alcohol bottles and furniture, thereby circumventing the nightclubs’ extensive efforts to ensure a safe environment. On defendant Brown and and defendant Drake’s instructions, their two posses had at each other, throwing highball glasses laden with alcohol, shattering the handles of bottles of spirits to use as makeshift knives, and even throwing full bottles at each other. Within seconds, defendants filled an already packed nightclub full of flying glass shrapnel.”
The suit continues to address injured club goes, which include NBA player Tony Parker:
“Terrorized patrons ran for cover using banquettes and tables as improvised shields. Most were unable to protect themselves and several patrons were severely injured, including at least one celebrity, basketball player Tony Parker.”
As a result of the lawsuit filed by Entertainment Enterprises ltd., Drake and Chris Brown may have to pay $16 million. The joint clubs, Greenhouse and WiP, are also being sued by Entertainment Enterprises for $4 million, and NBA player Tony Parker is suing Greenhouse and WiP for $20 million.
Stay tuned to Def Sounds as this plays out in court.