Diddy Sued Over a Shooting at Justin’s Restaurant

A fellow music exec/rapper files suit against the hip hop mogul for a 2010 incident at the Atlanta eatery.

Posted: 07/18/2011 01:52 PM EDT
Filed Under Diddy

Diddy is the target of a new lawsuit that alleges the veteran hip hop mogul failed to maintain a safe environment at his Justin's restaurant in Atlanta. Music executive Tony Austin, who says he was shot in the establishment's parking lot last September, is the complainant in the suit, reports the Associated Press.

Austin, former A&R for Def Jam and President of Russell Simmons Music Group, says he was in his car listening to music with another man when someone opened fire on the vehicle. The two men were rushed to the hospital where they were treated for multiple gunshot wounds.

Austin alleges that the proprietors of Justin's were aware of "dangerous and hazardous conditions" at the establishment, but failed to provide accurate warning or security protection.

Diddy founded Justin's, named after his first-born son, in 1997 in New York. The Atlanta branch opened the following year.

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