Tony Parker files $20 million lawsuit over injuries from Chris Brown, Drake fight
The fallout continues as another big name celebrity ends up in the headlines over the hip-hop brawl heard round the world between Chris Brown and Drake.
Tony Parker, San Antonio Spurs player (and former husband of actress Eva Longoria) has filed a $20 million lawsuit against the nightclub that was the scene of the rumble.
Parker alleges he was at the scene of the crime that night — and was injured during the altercation when shards of glass from broken bottles lacerated his cornea.
His suit claims negligence on the club’s part for letting the fight, rumored to have sparked over singer Rihanna, take place. Parker alleges the club’s management let the rival hip hop stars in, knowing full well that there was “bad blood between Drake and Brown.”
The hefty payout Parker is seeking doesn’t seem so hefty when you factor in his current $50 million contract with the Spurs — if his allegations about the injury are true, it could affect his NBA career, not to mention his planned participation on the French national basketball team for the Olympics.
The media frenzy surrounding the fight has painted a picture of a violent rumble involving two warring entourages, with bottles flying and bloody injuries. Industry insiders, though, insist this brawl was an isolated incident in the city’s nightlife scene.
“While an incident like this is extremely rare and unfortunate, the heightened attention to this specific altercation is shedding an out-of-context light on nightlife and the nightlife industry as a whole,” Anessa DeSarno, a former nightlife professional, said in an open letter posted on Vibe.