Chris Brown and Drake Sued Over NYC Bar Brawl
Drake and Chris Brown are facing a $15 million (Dhs55m) lawsuit from New York club bosses over their infamous brawl in June. The two stars' entourages clashed during a night out at W.i.P. and the brawl allegedly erupted after the musicians brought up Chris' ex Rihanna, who was romantically linked to Drake following her 2009 split from Brown.
Bottles were smashed during the fight and basketball player Tony Parker was among the injured. Now, executives at Entertainment Enterprises Ltd, have placed the blame on the musicians.
In legal papers obtained by the New York Post, they claim the embattled musicians "shared a grudge against the other arising out of their romantic relationships with the same woman", and they allege the issue prompted them to "fight violently with each other". The W.i.P bosses add, "(They) fashioned deadly weapons out of whatever materials they could find, including glasses, alcohol bottles and furniture."
The lawsuit comes after two women caught up in club fight have already filed suit against W.i.P. bosses, accusing them of continuing to serve alcohol to drunk patrons. Parker is also suing the club bosses for injuries to his eye.
Meanwhile, Rihanna opened up to Oprah Winfrey about her mixed feelings for Chris. She said, "I felt like the only person they hate right now is him. It was a weird, confusing space to be in, because, as angry as I was - as angry and hurt and betrayed, I just felt like he made that mistake because he needed help. And who's going to help him? Nobody's going to say he needs help, everybody's going to say he's a monster, without looking at the source. And I was more concerned about him."