Tony Parker filed a suit against Club W.i.P. a couple of months ago for injuries sustained during the Chris Brown and Drake brawl, and now the nightclub’s owners are hoping the suit will get thrown out.
In his lawsuit, Parker claims the nightclub should have known of the bad relationship between Brown and Drake and that it supplied excessive amounts of alcohol to those involved in the fight.
According to TMZ, the nightclub believes Parker is wrong to assume they should be held responsible for the fight because it is not their job to keep up with the personal lives of their patrons. They are hoping the $20 million lawsuit will be thrown out completely.
This lawsuit is one of many spawned from Brown and Drake’s sparring match. Both stars are facing lawsuits resulting from the fight. According to the New York Post, Romain Julien, a male model, suffered a severed tendon as a result of the fight and is suing Brown, Drake and the nightclub. According to Julien’s lawyer, his client had to undergo surgery and might not regain full usage of his hand.
“During the altercation, plaintiff, who was sitting at a separate table, was caused to be severely injured [by] glass-caused lacerations,” said Julien’s lawyer. “For male models, having a cosmetic deformity is not something that enhances your career.” The lawyer also made sure he emphasized that Julien was “an innocent bystander. He was not dating Rihanna.”
They are also facing a lawsuit from a company affiliated with the nightclub for $16 million. Entertainment Enterprises claims the publicity from the fight caused harm to their business, including the loss of a $4 million deal. They also assert that the two men instigated and failed to stop the commotion. “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,” said Andrew T. Miltenberg, the company’s lawyer.