San Antonio Spurs star Tony Parker has filed a lawsuit against a New York City club for $20 million over a scratched cornea he says he sustained during that brawl involving Chris Brown and members of Drake’s entourage.
The lawsuit was filed in State Supreme Court in Manhattan yesterday (Thursday). According to the suit, the W.i.P. club in SoHo and its operators were negligent in security and supervision, allowing the brawl to occur.
The night club has already been shut down by city authorities in the wake of the fight.
The lawsuit holds the club’s owners responsible for Tony Parker’s “corneal laceration of the left eye and other injuries” that he sustained.
Chris Brown, his girlfriend, and his bodyguard were among eight people who were injured during the fight inside the club last week.
David Jaroslawicz, Tony Parker’s attorney, said such injuries “certainly don’t improve your outside shot,” and the lawsuit says the club’s owners “were reckless, careless and negligent in permitting Drake‘s entourage and Brown’s entourage to be in the club at the same time despite known tension between the two,” according to the filing.
Chris Brown apparently went berserk after Drake sent him a note at the club saying, “I am f- -king the love of your life”…after Chris Brown had purchased Drake a bottle of champagne as an olive branch of sorts.
The fight escalated from there and bottles were thrown.
- Tony Parker Files $20 Million Lawsuit Over Injury From Chris Brown and Drake Brawl (gossipcop.com)
- Tony Parker sues club for $20 million after injury in Chris Brown-Drake fight (tracking.si.com)
- Spurs’ Tony Parker sues NYC club over eye injury (mysanantonio.com)