- Friday, 22 June 2012
San Antonio Spurs standout player Tony Parker has filed a lawsuit against W.i.P. nightclub, over injuries he sustained during a wild brawl between Chris Brown and Drake, that also left at least six patrons wounded, as well as members of both artistsâ€™ entourages.
TMZ reports that Tony Parker filed a $20 million lawsuit in New York Supreme Court yesterday (June 21), claiming that W.i.Pâ€™s security was negligent in preventing the fight, in addition to allowing both artists into the club at the same time, considering the publicized tension between the two over R&B songbird, Rihanna.
Parker suffered lacerations to his cornea when he was struck by shards of glass, from bottles being thrown by members of both artistsâ€™ entourage.
The NBA star is supposed to play with France during the Summer Olympics, but he now needs an extra week to heal from his injuries and must wear a special contact lens as the wound heals.
â€œIâ€™ll be missing the start of the French team because I canâ€™t do anything for a week except keep the lens in and then take drops,â€ Tony Parker said, according to published reports.
Parkerâ€™s lawyer told TMZ.com that both Chris Brown and Drake could end up as defendants in the lawsuit, pending the outcome of the New York Police Departmentâ€™s investigation into the incident, which took place in the early morning hours of June 14.
In related news concerning the fall out over the violent brawl, W.i.P. and Greenhouse have been shutdown indefinitely by New York Civil Enforcement Unit, for a number of violations.
Jay-Zâ€™s new 40/40 Club in the Brooklyn Netsâ€™ new arena at the Barclayâ€™s Center will not be offering bottle service as a result of the fight.