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

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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. (Read more Tony Parker stories.)

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