Tony Parker files $20 million lawsuit over injuries from Chris Brown, Drake fight

Tony Parker is supposed to play with the French national basketball team for the upcoming Olympic games in London

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.

(via TMZ)

ZZZ0622 Tony Parker Complaint



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

MTA announces service changes for Sunday

The MTA has announced service changes ahead of Sunday's People's Climate March, which will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Riders using…

Local

NYPD launches Twitter account for L train

The NYPD recently launched a Twitter handle dedicated to the L train and its riders. According to @NYPDLtrain, officers went underground Thursday morning to hand…

Local

Bushwick community space offers activists a place to…

A new Bushwick community space offers community activists to meet, create, learn and throw back a few cold ones. MayDay, located 214 Starr Street in Bushwick,…

Local

Activists gearing up for Sunday's "historic" People's Climate…

If all goes according to plan, more than 100,000 people will gather near Central Park West on Sunday morning and march through midtown to raise…

Movies

Kevin Smith makes peace with the Internet

I was thinking about Ain't It Cool News and Harry Knowles last night, wondering if anyone from Ain't It Cool had reviewed my new movie…

Movies

Art imitates life in 'Swim Little Fish Swim'

There's a certain comfort to be taken in finding that young artists are still moving to New York and trying to make it — and…

Movies

Review: Terry Gilliam's 'The Zero Theorem' is better…

Terry Gilliam's latest, "The Zero Theorem," concerns a reclusive malcontent (Christoph Waltz) struggling with the search for the meaning of life.

Music

Esperanza Spalding and a being called Emily get…

Esperanza Spalding is about to spiral off in a brand new direction that may or may include an alter ego named Emily.

NFL

Oday Aboushi ready for increased role, and to…

Oday Aboushi might feel comfortable enough to engage in some trash talk the next time he is on the field.

NFL

Giants vs. Texans: 3 things to watch

The Giants host the surprising Texans (2-0) in what may already be a must-win game for Big Blue.

NFL

Eric Decker misses practice again, could miss Monday

Jets wide receiver Eric Decker missed practice Thursday as he continues to rehab a hamstring injury suffered last Sunday.

MLB

Derek Jeter still focused on baseball as final…

Derek Jeter has effectively hid his emotions for 20 years in the Bronx.

Parenting

A sneaky way to serve kids fruits and…

"My First Juices and Smoothies" gives smoothie recipes for kids.

Style

3 things we love from Day 1 of…

The highlights from Day 1 of Milan Fashion Week.

Sex

Why don't more couples use condoms?

  Call it the “condom moment.” That’s the name the authors of a new study have given to the pivotal conversation every couple should be…

Sex

Need an idea for a first date? Here's…

Picture your idea of a nice first date. Is it dinner and a movie? A visit to an interesting museum exhibit? Instead, an expert on…