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NBA star Tony Parker— who was injured in a free-for-all bottle-throwing melee at a Manhattan nightclub— has filed a $20 million lawsuit against the club operators for negligence in security and supervision.
The San Antonio Spurs guard got caught in the middle of rap stars Drake and Chris Brown's brawl— provoked by their love-triangle relationship with singer Rihanna— at the Soho hot spot W.i.P last week. The object of their affection was not at the club that night.
In papers filed in Manhattan Supreme Court, Parker holds W.i.P.'s owners responsible for the "corneal laceration of the left eye and other injuries" he suffered at the scene where seven others— including Brown and his girlfriend— were injured. The club has since been shut down.
Parker's lawyer, David Jaroslawicz, blamed the club for knowingly allowing the two men, who have both dated the singer, into the club and creating a volatile atmosphere.
"The defendants were reckless, careless and negligent in permitting Drake's and Brown's entourage to be in the same club at the same time despite knowing the tension between the two," the filing says.
"She's been known, like Helen of Troy, to cause trouble," said Jaroslawicz about Rihanna.
Neither Brown or Drake were named in the suit but blame each other for instigating the Trojan War.
Jaroslawicz said selling booze with bottle service is like "throwing gasoline on the flames."
The suit says Parker wasn't sitting with either side but has said he was "with my friend Chris Brown" when the fight began.
"Me and my friends took some punches," said Parker. "They started throwing bottles everywhere."
Parker was preparing to play with the French team at the London Games this summer but said he'll be sidelined for a week as his eye heals with the aid of a "therapeutic" contact lens.
"I'll be missing the the start of the French team because I can't do anything for a week except keep the lens in and then take drops," he said.
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Spurs guard Tony Parker is suing the recently shuttered W.I.P. nightclub in Manhattan for injuries he suffered in a dust up allegedly between pop star, Chris Brown (or his entourage) and superstar rapper Drake (and/or his crew.) The suit was filed Thursday in Manhattan is asking for damages in the amount of $20 million. It [...]
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San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker is suing a New York City club and its operators for $20 million over a scratched retina he says he suffered during a fight involving singer Chris Brown and members of hip-hop star Drake's entourage.
The suit was filed in State Supreme Court in Manhattan on Thursday. It says the W.i.P club in SoHo and its operators were negligent in security...
San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker is going after the big bucks.
He’s suing the owners and operators of a New York City nightclub for $20 million over a scratched retina he said he suffered during a fight involving singer Chris Brown and members of hip-hop star Drake's entourage.
San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker has filed a $20 million lawsuit against a New York City night club after suffering a scratched cornea during a fight there last week. The incident involved singer Chris Brown and members of the entourage of hip-hop star Drake. It's unclear how Parker was involved in the fight, but that is not stopping him from going forward with the suit...
NBA San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker has filed a $20 million lawsuit against a New York City night club after suffering a scratched cornea during a fight there last week. The incident involved singer Chris Brown and members of the entourage of hip-hop star Drake. It's unclear how Parker was involved in the fight, but that is not stopping him from going forward with the...
After injuring his eye in the crossfire of glass bottles from the much-discussed scrap between the entourages of Chris Brown and Drake last week, Tony Parker is taking legal action against the New York City nightclub where it all took place. And he is hoping to see massive dollar signs come his way (well, maybe with only one of his eyes for now). From the New York Daily News:
San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker was out with his girl at SoHo nightclub when a fight broke out between the entourage's of singer Chris Brown and rapper Drake.
During the fight Parker was hit in the eye with a flying bottle.
He filed a $20 million lawsuit against the club owners on Thursday saying they should have known better than to let the two love rivals in, according...
San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker yesterday filed a lawsuit in State Supreme Court in Manhattan against W.i.P. club in SoHo and its operators for $20 million over cuts and a scratched cornea he claims to have suffered as … Continue reading →
Just last week San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Park was injured in a SoHo nightclub where THE fight broke out between musical artists Chris Brown and Drake. Today, he filed papers to sue the owners of the club to the tune of $20 million. The San Antonio Spurs guard — injured in the Chris [...]
This was not the kind of bottle service NBA star Tony Parker had in mind.
The San Antonio Spurs guard -- injured in the Chris Brown-Drake melee at a New York City nightclub -- filed a $20 million lawsuit against its owners Thursday, saying they should have known better than to let the Rihanna love rivals in at the same time.
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