Tony Parker seeking $20M for eye injury suffered during Chris Brown-Drake melee
ASSOCIATED PRESS June 22, 2012 9:40AM
FILE - In this June 6, 2012 file photo, San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker (9), of France, takes the ball downcourt past Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant during the first half of Game 6 in the NBA basketball Western Conference finals, in Oklahoma City. San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker is suing a New York City club and its operators for $20 million over a scratched retina he says he suffered during a fight involving singer Chris Brown and members of hip-hop star Drake's entourage. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
Updated: June 22, 2012 11:14AM
NEW YORK — San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker is suing a New York City club and its operators for $20 million over a scratched cornea he says he suffered during a fight involving singer Chris Brown and members of hip-hop star Drake’s entourage.
The suit was filed in State Supreme Court in Manhattan on Thursday. It says the W.i.P club in SoHo and its operators were negligent in security and supervision, which allowed the fight to take place.
Chris Brown, his girlfriend and his bodyguard were among eight injured during the fight inside the club last week. Police say members of Drake’s entourage stopped Brown as he was leaving. The fight escalated and bottles were thrown.
There was no answer at phone numbers listed as affiliated with those named in the lawsuit.