Suge Knight Sues Chris Brown, 1OAK Nightclub Over 2014 Shooting
According to Billboard, the lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court claims that Brown and the club did not hire ample security, including “at least one armed person” within the venue. This allegation stems from Brown’s “well-documented track record of hosting events and/or parties in which violence frequently erupted.”
“As a result of the negligence of the defendants, one or more unknown individuals were allowed access to the event with weapons, including firearms,” the lawsuit reads. “As a foreseeable result, gunshots were fired by those admitted into the event and (Knight) was shot and seriously injured.”
Knight endured gunshots to his abdomen, chest and left forearm, and has referred to resultant complications in unrelated court appearances for a subsequent murder charge. His lawyers state that the post-traumatic fear that was instilled after the 1OAK incident rationalizes his behavior in the aforementioned case, where Knight chased two men who attacked his car and killed one. The lawsuit requests compensation for the two-time felon’s past and future medical expenses, but does not put a dollar amount to the claim.
Knight awaits trial for his murder case in jail. He was shot previously at a party hosted by Kanye West in 2005 and sued accordingly, similarly citing inadequate security as a cause for the violence. The judge ruled in West’s favor when it was concluded that there was not enough evidence to foreshadow gun violence.