Singer Chris Brown Is Being Sued By Suge Knight Over A Nightclub Shooting
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Knight Over A Nightclub Shooting
Filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, the suit also accuses the club’s owners of failing to hire proper security at the party hosted by Brown and of allowing at least one armed person into the venue.
The suit, which seeks unspecified damages, alleges that the club — 1 Oak — should have taken special measures given that events hosted by the “Look at Me Now” artist had a history of violence.
Knight survived gunshot wounds to the abdomen, chest and left forearm. The Death Row Records co-founder has cited complications from those injuries, including a blood clot, in court appearances on an unrelated murder charge.
His attorneys, however, are trying to connect the two events: They say Knight's fear months after the shooting led him to flee when he was attacked in his car, running down two men and killing one. Knight, who is a two-time convicted felon, is in jail awaiting trial.
An email sent to Brown's attorney, Mark Geragos, was not immediately returned Monday. 1 Oak's owners declined comment.
The club also has venues in New York, Las Vegas and Mexico City.
Tooson declined comment on the lawsuit on Monday and attorneys for Brown could not be immediately reached for comment.
Knight co-founded Death Row Records along with hip-hop music king Dr. Dre in the early 1990s.
The label launched stars such as Snoop Dogg and Tupac Shakur but collapsed in 1996 when Knight was jailed for violating a probation order by beating up a rival in Las Vegas.
He again served a 10-month jail stint in 2003 after getting into a fight outside a Hollywood nightclub