August 16th, 2012
(BlackMediaScoop) Chris Brown and Drake were slapped with a fat lawsuit Wednesday over a bottle-throwing nightclub brawl involving their entourages. A company with ties to the club aims to hold the music stars responsible for the drama.
Chris Brown’s representatives had no immediate comment about the $16 million lawsuit, and Drake’s representatives didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. The suit faulted the artists for — at a minimum — doing nothing to stop the June 14 melee and said it sullied the chic Manhattan nightspot’s name.
No criminal charges have been filed in the fight, which left Brown, NBA star Tony Parker, Brown’s bodyguard (seen below) and others injured. Police say the fracas started after members of Drake’s entourage confronted Brown on the dance floor as he was leaving the club’s basement lounge, called W.i.P. Drake’s representatives have said he was on his way out and didn’t injure anyone.
The lawsuit, however, points to news accounts of bad blood between Brown and Drake, both of whom have dated singer Rihanna. Entertainment Enterprises believes the two men instigated, encouraged, or at least failed to stop the fight, lawyer Andrew T. Miltenberg said.
“It’s their posse, and they’re in charge, and to the extent that they could have controlled or dissipated whatever was going on, we don’t believe they did,” he said.
Because of publicity about the fight, a $4 million deal to license Greenhouse’s name for other clubs around the country fell through, the lawsuit says. The current owners face suits over the fracas, including a $20 million claim from Parker.