Chris Brown Sued By Suge Knight Over 2014 Club Shooting

Brandon Katz Contributor
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Chris Brown, alongside owners of a successful night club, are being sued my former hip hop mogul Marion “Suge” Knight after he was shot seven times in 2014 at a party hosted by Brown.

The lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, and it accuses Brown and venue 1 Oak of failing to provide necessary security measures to prevent such incidents and for allowing at least one armed patron into the party, according to Fox News.

Knight survived gunshot wounds to the left forearm, chest and abdomen. He claims complications from those injuries have led to further health issues, including a blood clot. The Death Row Records co-founder is currently in and out of court on an unrelated murder charge.

Knight’s lawyers attest that fear stemming from the 2014 incident caused him to flee in his car months later when attacked yet again in an unrelated incident. Knight then ran down two men, killing one, and is now in jail awaiting trial. He is a two-time convicted felon.

It is unknown how much money Knight is seeking in the lawsuit, but it is known that he will be seeking enough to cost past and future medical expenses related to his injuries.

The lawsuit argues that 1 Oak should have had extra security in place given the violent history of parties hosted by Brown. The suit also suggests that Brown has gang ties and a “well-documented track record of hosting events and/or parties in which violence frequently erupted.”

Brown has completed probation from a 2009 felony case in which he physically attacked singer Rihanna, who was his girlfriend at the time. He has not been tied to the 2014 shooting.