Chris Brown and Drake have been slapped with a $16 million lawsuit for the bottle throwing fracas at a Manhattan nightclub this June.
In papers filed at Manhattan Supreme Court, Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. has said that the two stars started mixing up it at the joint clubs Greenhouse and WiP on June 14, and then ordered their crew to follow suit, the New York Post reported.
Each man “shared a grudge against the other arising out of their romantic relationships with the same woman,” Brown’s former girlfriend Rihanna, and when they “crossed paths,” they “began to fight violently with each other,” the suit has been filed by the company, which owns the trademark to Greenhouse name, but not the club itself, said.
It also said that while the club made sure nobody in their camps were armed, “each arrived with his own small army of bodyguards, ‘security’ personnel, employees, friends and other members of their entourage, consisting of at least 15 heavily built men trained and/or experienced in hand-to-hand and weapons combat.”
After the pair started fighting, “each ordered his security personnel, bodyguards, friends and entourage to join the fight, which erupted into a violent brawl on a massive scale.”
The suit seeks to hold the rappers, neither of whom have been charged criminally, responsible for the scuttled deal.
The pair “should have foreseen that their notoriety and celebrity would ensure that their acts had far reaching and devastating effects.
“Defendants’ conduct was beyond the bounds of reason,” and they “intentionally engaged in violent and incredibly dangerous acts that they knew or should known would cause harm,” the suit said.
It seeks $16 million in damages for the rappers “gross negligence,” “ultrahazardous activity” and “intentional illegal acts.”