Lillian Carter filed a wrongful death lawsuit suit in a Los Angeles Superior Court Wednesday accusing Straight Outta Compton producers of negligence claiming they knowingly hired gang members, and filmed at a location known for “violent crimes.”
Tam’s Burgers, where the fatal incident occurred, and Cle “Bone” Sloan, the other man mowed down by Knight, are named in the suit as well.
According to court docs, the battle “concerns the tragic tale of how reckless corporate greed, disguised as the quest for authenticity, led to a foreseeable altercation that resulted in the death of a successful businessman named Terry Carter.”
Knight “carelessly, recklessly, violently, and negligently" ran over Sloan, subsequently striking and killing Terry.
Sloan was a "technical advisor" on the film, who hired gang members to work as security, and extras, with money provided by Cube and Dre, states the suit. Knight was there to confront Dre over his depiction in Straight Outta Compton, but Sloan ordered him to leave, leading to the fight that ended in Terry's death.
Moreover, Lillian claims Cube, Dre and Universal should have known that a confrontation would ensue based on Knight's criminal history, and infamous friction with the Beats mogul.
The suit seeks damages “to be determined according to proof of trial.”
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