NBA superstar Tony Parker, who probably has more money than god, is one of the first to sue New York City nightclub W.i.P for injuries he suffered during a brawl between rappers Drake and Chris Brown.
Both singers claim they weren’t involved in the fight, although Brown was injured. But an exchange of words between them may have instigated the fight.
Parker doesn’t name either singer in his $20 million lawsuit, but they may become defendants, according to gossip site TMZ. A final determination is awaiting the results of a police investigation.
Parker, 30, who plays for the San Antonio Spurs, was once married to actress Eva Longria. He claims he suffered an eye injury that may affect his ability to play in the Olympics.
He charges that the club should never have allowed Brown and Drake in the club at the same time. The two rappers have had a continuing beef over pop singer Rihanna, whom both have dated.
The suit was filed in state court in Manhattan. It also charges that club security was negligent for letting things get out of hand.
The lawsuit alleges club management, knowing there was “bad blood between Drake and Brown,” continued to serve alcohol to rowdy group, even though some were “visibly intoxicated,” according to the gossip site.
The club has been closed by New York authorities for alleged code violations.