According to the former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight, Chris Brown is to blame for the unfortunate 14 August, 2014 event at 1 Oak that left him with multiple gunshot wounds. Security lapses at the West Hollywood nightclub allowed at least one person to enter with a gun.The lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday accuses Brown and nightclub 1 Oak of failing to provide adequate security. Suge was lucky to survived the gunshot wounds to the abdomen, chest and left forearm. Cited in his legal papers among other complications from those injuries are: blood clot, and court appearances on a murder case which he blames on the attack. Attorneys for Knight have claimed the shooting led him to flee when he was attacked in his car last year, running down two men and killing one. Notwithstanding, the rapper's lawsuit claims 1 Oak nightclub should have taken special security precautions due to a history of violence at events hosted by Chris.
According to the court documents, Brown is accused of having gang ties and a “well-documented track record of hosting events and/or parties in which violence frequently erupted”.
The lawsuit adds: “As a result of the negligence of the defendants, one or more unknown individuals were allowed access to the event with weapons, including firearms.”
Knight, who is in jail awaiting trial for murder, is seeking a judgement ordering Brown and the owners of 1 Oak to pay past and future medical expenses for his injuries.
Though reports say, Brown’s representatives have not commented on the lawsuit, it could remain so because Chris has not been implicated in the shooting and no arrests have been made.
Image: Suge Knight in court appearance.
Other reports say the Death Row Records co-founder has survived more gunshot wounds but has remained unshaken. He was 2Pac’s bestie and was reportedly with the late rapper on the night he was murdered.
The former West Coast rapper was shot and wounded at a 2005 party hosted by Kanye West in Miami Beach. He sued Yeezy over what he claimed was lax security, but a judge ruled in West’s favor.
His Death Row Records label once listed Dr. Dre, Tupac Shakur and Snoop Dogg among its artists. Knight lost control of the company after it was forced into bankruptcy.
Knight pleaded no contest in 1995 and was sentenced to five years’ probation for assaulting two rappers in 1992. He was sentenced to prison in 1997 for violating his probation by taking part in a fight at a Las Vegas hotel hours before Shakur was fatally wounded in a drive-by attack as he rode in Knight’s car.