Chris Brown and Drake Avoid Criminal Charges in Club Brawl

Chris Brown, Drake

Chris Brown and Drake Avoid Criminal Charges in Club Brawl

Police investigation of infamous melee falls short on evidence.

Published November 25, 2012

Chris Brown and Drake are in the clear for their alleged role in the bottle-throwing nightclub brawl this past summer. The police investigation into the June clash at Club WIP in New York did not yield enough evidence to charge the music stars and the members of their entourages for either participating in or starting the melee, which left several club patrons injured.

According to TMZ, a source within the NYPD confirmed that the five month investigation is over and they do not plan to move forward with the case. After watching security video footage from the night and interviewing witnesses, the information gathered was ruled inconclusive. The surveillance video in particular was deemed useless because it was too dark and blurry to make out the fight instigators.

Though they are off the hook criminally, Brown and Drake still face multiple civil suits due to the fight. Among the party goers who have sued the rivaling stars is NBA player Tony Parker, who sustained an eye injuring during the brawl.

In a recent interview with Power 106's Big Boy's Neighborhood in Los Angeles, Brown addressed the pending legal proceedings.

"The only reason I can't talk about [the Drake situation] is because we're dealing with legal stuff," he said. "You know I'm trying to get paid and not trying to give out no information. We don't talk about other guys. We just focus on music."

Asked whether or not he and Drake ever exchanged blows during the bloody altercation, Brown said they hadn't.

"I'm more reserved, and I box, so there would have been none of that," he said. is your #1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.

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