Last June, Drake and Chris Brown found themselves on opposite sides of a New York City nightclub scuffle. Now, according to reports by TMZ, they are suing each other over the fight in the hopes of receiving a judicial determination of who was responsible for the brawl. The fight began after an argument broke out over the pop singer Rihanna. Eventually, punches and bottles were thrown, leaving the club in shambles and Brown with a gash on his chin. After a model named Romain Julien was also injured in the fight, he sued Brown, Drake, and the club for damages stemming from his cuts, “cosmetic defects,” and emotional distress. Most likely, Brown and Drake are seeking this determination in order to avoid paying damages should Julien win his lawsuit.
Other notable lawsuits stemming from that particular fight include Entertainment Enterprises Ltd.’s $4 million lost licensing deal claim, along with a $20 million eye injury claim brought by NBA star Tony Parker. Surprisingly, the incident resulted in no criminal charges against either party due to a lack of conclusory evidence.
As originally published at Sports Law Insider