NBA star injured in Drake-Chris Brown fight has no right to sue: Club's attorney
The SoHo club where Drake's crew and Chris Brown's entourage threw bottles and fists says it isn't to blame for an NBA star getting injured.
Attorneys for W.i.P. said the San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker had no grounds to file his $20-million lawsuit against the club after his cornea was scratched in the June 14 fight because it isn't the club's job to know which of its patrons have beefs.
"Plaintiff [Parker] cannot establish that defendants owed, much less violated, a duty of care ... based on unspecified 'media' reports of 'bad blood' between the two celebrities," said a filing by defense lawyer Je Jun Moon, according to the New York Post.
"The negligence claim is based on the unsupportable implication [that W.i.P.] had a duty to monitor through the media the social relationships of W.i.P patrons," the filing says, adding that the fight was an "unforeseen and unexpected incident."
Parker, 30, said in his suit against W.i.P and its owners that the club should have been aware of the "bad blood" between the two stars and that it shouldn't have let them in at the same time. He also wants the club to pony up for his injuries.
Drake and Brown -- or members of their respective posses -- started the fight in the club after allegedly spouting words about singer Rihanna, to whom both stars have been romantically linked.
Moon and the club's reps didn't return requests for comment.