Another day, another lawsuit for Chris Brown. Former rap music mogul Marion “Suge” Knight sued the singer and the owners of a popular nightclub 1OAK after he was shot seven times at a 2014 party hosted by the C-Breezy.
The lawsuit was filed on Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court and accuses Brown and the nightclub of failing to have adequate security and allowing at least one armed person into the venue during the party.
Knight was shot and survived gunshot wounds to the abdomen, chest and left forearm. In the suit, he has cited complications from those injuries, including a blood clot, in court appearances on an unrelated murder charge.
His attorneys say Knight’s fear months after the shooting led him to flee when he was attacked in his car, running down two men and killing one. Knight, who is a two-time convicted felon, is in jail awaiting trial.
Knight asks for a judgment ordering the defendants to pay past and future medical expenses for his injuries.
The lawsuit contends 1OAK should have taken special security precautions because events hosted by Brown have a history of violence. It accuses Brown of gang ties and:
well-documented track record of hosting events and/or parties in which violence frequently erupted.
The lawsuit says,
As a result of the negligence of the defendants, one or more unknown individuals were allowed access to the event with weapons, including firearms. As a foreseeable result, gunshots were fired by those admitted into the event and (Knight) was shot and seriously injured.
Knight also was shot and wounded at a 2005 party hosted by Kanye West in Miami Beach. He sued the rapper, blaming him for lax security, but a judge ruled in West’s favor after concluding there was no evidence a shooting was foreseeable.