Tony Parker Sues Club for $20M Over Hip-Hop Brawl

Says owners should have known better than to allow both Drake, Brown inside
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 22, 2012 9:57 AM CDT
In this June 6, 2012 file photo, San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker (9), of France, takes the ball downcourt during Game 6 in the NBA basketball Western Conference finals, in Oklahoma City.   (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

(Newser) – The fallout from Chris Brown's throwdown with Drake's entourage continues: Now Tony Parker is suing the New York City nightclub where it happened for a cool $20 million. The NBA star says the club, WiP, should have known that allowing Brown and Drake—who've both been involved with Rihanna—in at the same time was a terrible idea. Thus, the lawsuit claims, the club owners are responsible for the injuries he suffered in the fight.

Those injuries include a "corneal laceration of the left eye," the lawsuit claims, and Parker's lawyer notes that eye injuries "certainly don't improve your outside shot." The lawyer also, amusingly, says of Rihanna: "She’s been known, like Helen of Troy, to cause trouble." The brawl started after Drake sent the following classy note to Brown's table, sources tell the New York Post: "I am f***ing the love of your life." Neither Brown nor Drake are named in the suit. TMZ has photos of Parker at the club moments before the fight.

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