We’re sure Rock ‘em Sock ‘em brawlers Chris Brown and Drake would like to forget about their little scuffle back in June, but a $16 million lawsuit won’t let that happen.
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According to The New York Post, Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. has filed a suit in Manhattan Supreme Court claiming the two mega stars initiated the altercation that left several patrons in the hospital.
“Each ordered his security personnel, bodyguards, friends and entourage to join the fight, which erupted into a violent brawl on a massive scale,” the suit alleges. The papers go on to state Brown and Drake “shared a grudge against the other arising out of their romantic relationships with the same woman” (read: Rihanna).
The Post continues:
“Their crews ‘fashioned deadly weapons out of whatever materials they could find, including glasses, alcohol bottles and furniture, thereby circumventing the nightclubs’ extensive efforts to ensure a safe environment.’
‘On defendant Brown and defendant Drake’s instructions, their two posses had at each other, throwing highball glasses laden with alcohol, shattering the handles of bottles of spirits to use as makeshift knives, and even throwing full bottles at each other. Within seconds, defendants filled an already packed nightclub full of flying glass shrapnel.’
‘[…]Defendants overran the nightclub’s extensive security measures and the brawl overtook the entire space.’
‘Terrorized patrons ran for cover […] using banquettes and tables as improvised shields. Most were unable to protect themselves […] several patrons were severely injured, including at least one celebrity,’ basketball player Tony Parker.”
Although Brown and Drake have not been criminally charged, EEL seeks to hold the pair accountable for their “gross negligence,” “ultrahazardous activity” and “intentional illegal acts.”