Tony Parker files $20 million lawsuit in Chris Brown and Drake fight
Tony Parker filed a lawsuit against nightclub after sustaining an injury during a fight between Chris Brown and Drake.
The French basketball player is seeking $20 million in damages after suffering an eye injury in the scuffle, according to documents obtained by OnTheRedCarpet.com. In the complaint, which he filed in NY State Supreme Court on June 21, Parker claims that the club's security failed to maintain order.
Parker accused the club of being reckless for "sitting persons known to be hostile to each other at the same time in order to generate funds for themselves." The papers also claimed that the club served "visibly intoxicated" persons alcohol and allowed "criminal and other improper activity" inside and outside of the club.
Eight people were injured the night of the fight including Brown, who Tweeted a photo of a gash on his chin before deleting it, his girlfriend, bodyguard and Parker.
Parker, who is a point guard for the San Antonio Spurs, claims to have suffered a corneal laceration in his left eye, caused by the broken glass from bottles which were thrown the night of the incident.
Drake and Brown left the scene before police arrived at 4 a.m. on June 14. It is unclear what started the fight, though both musicians have both dated Rihanna in the past.
Drake's rep denied that his client was present when the fight broke out and told OnTheRedCarpet.com, "Drake did not participate in any wrongdoing of any kind last night at W.i.P. He was on his way out of the club when the altercation began. He did not engage in any activity which resulted in injury to person or damage to property."
Brown's rep told OnTheRedCarpet.com on June 14, "Chris, Karrueche and his friends were victims of a brutal attack last night at WIP. They sustained several injuries. Chris and his party are cooperating with NY authorities who are pursuing this incident further."
The club was shut down following the fight and the manager was arrested on two outstanding, unrelated warrants. Several other injured patrons have threatened legal action.
Parker and "Desperate Housewives" star Eva Longoria, 37, finalized their divorce in January 2010, after seven years of marriage. Longoria filed the divorce papers, citing irreconcilable differences.
The actress' friend, "Extra" host Mario Lopez said that Longoria found hundreds of text messages from another woman on Parker's phone, who turned out to be the wife of one of the NBA player's teammates. The reports were never confirmed by Parker or his spokesperson.
The couple, who met in late 2004, wed in Europe in 2007. The two had no children.