Chris Brown and Drake’s bottle-throwing melee in New York City club W.i.P last week doesn’t seem to be dying down any time soon. The latest after-effect of the fight, which left a handful of people injured, is seeing yet another innocent bystander take action: NBA player Tony Parker.
According to TMZ, the San Antonio Spurs guard, who is claiming his cornea was scratched as a result of flying shards of glass during the brawl, is suing club W.i.P for $20 million. In a lawsuit filed in State Supreme Court in Manhattan on Thursday (June 21), Tony claims the downtown Manhattan venue was negligent in security and supervision which resulted in his injury. The lawsuit also alleges club management continued to sell alcohol to both Drake and Brown although they knew there was “bad blood” between the two and despite the fact that some were “visibly intoxicated.”
As for whether Chris Brown or Drake will be added as defendants, Parker’s lawyer, David Jaroslawicz, told TMZ he’s waiting for the results of the police investigation and also wants to review the surveillance tape before making his decision.
Parker’s injury could affect his NBA career, and, more immediately, his performance in the Olympics with the French national basketball team. Chris Brown, his girlfriend and his bodyguard were among eight injured during the fight.—Gina Montana