Chris Brown and Drake Sued for $16 Million Over NYC Nightclub Brawl
Chris Brown and Drake are being sued after a nightclub brawl involving their entourages turned ugly in New York City this past June and left Brown with a bloody chin. A company associated with the club is reportedly holding the rappers responsible for their bottle-throwing incident.
Billboard reports the $16 million suit, filed by Entertainment Enterprises Ltd, faults the artists for allegedly doing nothing to stop the fight and claims the brawl tarnished the Manhattan nightclub's reputation.
Did Brown and Drake have an opportunity to stop the brawl?
Andrew T. Miltenberg, the lawyer representing Entertainment Enterprises Ltd, told Billboard, "It's their posse, and they're in charge, and to the extent that they could have controlled or dissipated whatever was going on, we don't believe they did."
No arrests were made following the fight, but several people were injured in the crossfire, including Brown, his girlfriend, bodyguard and NBA star Tony Parker. Parker eventually filed a $20 million lawsuit blaming Greenhouse for his injuries.
The fight reportedly broke out over Rihanna, who has been romantically linked to both artists. The "We Found Love" singer is rumored to have dated Drake after her break up with Brown in 2009 following a physical altercation that occurred the night before the Grammy Awards.