NYC Nightclub Fights Back Against Tony Parker Lawsuit

Club owners tell NBA star they didn’t know about "bad blood" between Drake and Chris Brown.

Posted: 08/29/2012 10:11 AM EDT
Tony Parker Lawsuit, Chris Brown, Drake

The nightclub that played host to the infamous melee between Drake and Chris Brown's entourages in June is fighting back against a multi-million dollar lawsuit from NBA star Tony Parker.

Parker's suit had alleged that the club, W.i.P. in Manhattan, never should have allowed Drake and Chris to sit near one another. But in a newly filed defense obtained by TMZ, the club owners say they couldn't have been expected to know about any "bad blood" between the musicians — they don't follow the personal lives of all of their patrons.

Parker, who suffered lacerations to his eye from a flying shard of glass in the melee, also charges that the club served alcohol to patrons who were already dangerously intoxicated. He is seeking $20 million in damages.

W.i.P. is asking to have the entire case thrown out.

Adding to the nightclub's growing list of troubles, another man, a 30-year-old student from Brooklyn, recently joined Parker and two other patrons in suing W.i.P. for injuries suffered during the brawl, according to the New York Post. The man, Howard Clement, said he was attacked from behind during the fight and now gets crushing migraines and can't sleep on his back or left side.

 

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