San Antonio Spurs All-Star guard Tony Parker is filing suit against the W. I. P. Club alledging the club’s owners and operators were negligent in security and supervision of the facility, as they allowed the fight to take place allegedly between the entourages of hip-hop star Drake and singer Chris Brown. Parker suffered a scratched cornea during the melee as he tried to escape the drama and is suing for $20 million.
Brown, a Tappahannock native, was attending the club with his girlfriend and his bodyguard, and was also injured when bottles were being thrown inside the club, striking him in the chin leaving a severe gash. Police in New York say the brawl apparently started as Chris Brown was trying to leave and was approached by members of Drake’s entourage, which reportedly escalated the situation.
No charges have been filed and no arrests were made, but the club did receive some damage and several people were reportedly injured in various ways. Parker filed his suit in the State Supreme Court of New York on Thursday. Brown’s bodyguard and his girlfriend were also injured in the incident.