Basketball star hurt in nightclub fight sues for $20m
A BASKETBALL star is seeking up to $20m (€16m) in damages from a New York nightclub for injuries he says he sustained when a fight erupted between friends of singers Chris Brown and Drake.
San Antonio Spurs player Tony Parker contends that nightclub W.i.P. is responsible for a "corneal laceration of the left eye and other injuries" he suffered during the June 14 bottle-throwing melee.
He claims the club failed to take proper security precautions.
A lawsuit alleges "reckless, careless and negligent" conduct by management for permitting Brown and Drake's entourages into the club despite "known tension" between the musicians.
The altercation began when both singers were at the bar separately and several men approached Brown to ask if he had a problem with Drake, according to the New York Police Department.
Later, as Brown exited the club, five men with Drake began stripping off their shirts and confronted him, according to witnesses.
Bottles were then thrown from other parts of the bar.