Tony Parker Sues Club Over Drake-Chris Brown Fight
June 22, 2012
Eva Longoria's ex Tony Parker has filed a $20 million lawsuit against a New York City nightclub after suffering an eye injury during a fight involving R&B singer Chris Brown and members of hip-hop artist Drake's entourage.
Parker -- a professional basketball player with the San Antonio Spurs -- reveals in the lawsuit filed Thursday that he suffered a scratched cornea during the fight and alleges that operators of the W.I.P. nightclub were negligent for not providing security measures and supervision that could have prevented the incident.
Parker, 30, says he's been unable to play basketball while he recuperates from the eye injury with the help of a therapeutic contact lens.
Among those injured in last week's brawl were Chris Brown, his girlfriend and his bodyguard. Police say members of Drake's entourage stopped Brown as he was leaving, causing a large fight during which punches and bottles were thrown.
The club has been temporarily closed since the owner was arrested on two outstanding warrants.