It was bound to happen sooner or later. The riches people in the house, Chris Brown and Drake have been sued for $16 million in damages resulting from their infamous brawl at the W.I.P. New York nightclub.
Details of the suit filed by Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. states that both Chris Brown and Drake “shared a grudge against the other arising out of their romantic relationships with the same woman,” Rihanna, and when they “crossed paths,” they “began to fight violently with each other.”
The suit also states that, “each arrived with his own small army of bodyguards, ‘security’ personnel, employees, friends and other members of their entourage, consisting of at least 15 heavily built men trained and/or experienced in hand-to-hand and weapons combat.”
Both entourages are said to have “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.”
Entertainment Enterprises is filing suit because it owns the trademark on the Greenhouse name outside of New York, and that it had negotiated a $4 million deal to license the name in place until the melee ruined negotiations. Neither Drake nor Chris Brown has been formally charged in the incident, but the suit is officially being filed for”gross negligence,” “ultrahazardous activity,” and “intentional illegal acts.”
Following the incident on June 14, witnesses alleged that bottles had been intentionally broken and used as weapons, stemming from a gesture in which Brown sent Drake a bottle of champagne which was then returned.
The commotion kicked off with someone reportedly throwing ice-cubes, before descending into glassware too, causing a series of injuries.
The papers, filed in Manhattan Supreme Court, state the artists ‘began to fight violently’ and ‘each ordered his security personnel, bodyguards, friends and entourage to join the fight’.
It stated: ‘Defendants overran the nightclub’s extensive security measures and the brawl overtook the entire space.
‘Terrorised patrons ran for cover…, most were unable to protect themselves.’
Indeed, seven bar patrons were injured, including French basketball player Tony Parker.
The NBA star – who was married to Eva Longoria for three years – has filed a $20m lawsuit against the club after his left eye was hit by a glass.
At the time, a source told Us Weekly that Rihanna ‘loves the drama’.
The Russian Roulette chart-topper initially dated Chris Brown from late 2007 until early 2009, when their romance was cut short following a domestic abuse charge prior to the 51st Grammy Awards.
She later moved onto Drake, featuring him in her video “What’s My Name?”
Get ready for a long and messy battle as the finger pointing has only began. If you didn’t think this thing would come full circle to bit Brown and Drake you’re not informed how these cases work.
The club actually may not have a case against the two, however, if you can identify the person with the deepest pockets, it practically guarantees you’re be getting paid. The reason why is simply. If will cost someone like Brown or Drake a great deal of money to defend themselves so they’ll both better off to settle for a lessor amount.
It’s legal blackmail, and in my opinion a Racket as W.I.P. attempt to mitigate their loses by implicating Brown and Drake.
Contributor: D. Chandler