Music mogul Marion “Suge” Knight is back in the headlines once again and this time, it involves Chris Brown. Suge Knight is suing Chris Brown and the owners of celebrity hot spot 1OAK after he was shot several times at a 2014 party hosted by the singer.
The lawsuit was filed on Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court and accuses Brown and the nightclub of failing to have adequate security and allowing at least one armed person into the venue during the party. Knight was shot and survived gunshot wounds to the abdomen, chest and left forearm. In the suit, he has cited complications from those injuries, including a blood clot, in court appearances on an unrelated murder charge.
His attorneys say Knight’s fear months after the shooting led him to flee when he was attacked in his car, running down two men and killing one. Knight, who is a two-time convicted felon, is in jail awaiting trial. Knight asks for a judgment ordering the defendants to pay past and future medical expenses for his injuries.
The lawsuit then goes on to say that the owners of 1OAK should have taken extra security precautions because the host (Chris Brown) has a well-documented track record of hosting events and parties in which violence frequently ensues.
And this is NOT the first time Suge Knight has filed a lawsuit against another celebrity after he was shot at an event in which the other party was hosting. Suge Knight was shot and wounded at a 2005 party hosted by rapper Kanye West in Miami Beach. He sued the rapper, blaming him for lax security, but a judge ruled in West’s favor after concluding there was no evidence a shooting was foreseeable.
Another day, another lawsuit.
By Monique C. Tillman