For the second time in a week Chris Brown is dealing with a legal dilemma, as it was learned on Monday, June 27, that incarcerated rap mogul Suge Knight has filed a lawsuit against the troubled singer. The suit, which also names the owners of the 1Oak L.A. nightclub, aims at holding the establishment accountable for an alleged failure to take the proper security precautions on the night he was shot while attending a party hosted by Brown. It also pins health crises suffered since the incident on the injuries he suffered in the 2014 shooting.
According to paper work submitted to the L.A. County Superior Court, Knight claims Brown is “a known gang associate,” and he also pointed to Chris having a “well-documented track record of hosting events and/or parties in which violence frequently erupted,” as warranting heightened security. Knight accuses Brown and the club of negligence, placing blame for the bullet wounds he received to the abdomen, chest and arm on how the event was organized. The imprisoned 51-year-old also ties his actions during the 2015 murder and attempted murder he is being charged for, alleging that he was triggered by a traumatic fear for his life that lingered over from the shooting at Brown’s MTV Video Music Awards pre-party.
Knight is a two time felon. As such, one more felony away from being slammed with a three-strike sentence. He faces 25 years to life if convicted in the restaurant parking lot incident he is currently being held over. The trial is set to begin on August 1st.