News: Chris Brown's Camp Responds To $16 Million NYC Club Lawsuit
Friday, Aug 17, 2012 10:30AM
R&B singer Chris Brown is reportedly not losing any sleep despite getting sued, alongside alleged music rival Drake, for $16 million over their role in last June's publicized New York City nightclub brawl.
According to reports, Chris Breezy's legal team is unfazed by the headline-making suit.
Chris Brown is calling B.S. on the people suing him for allegedly instigating the bottle-throwing bloodfest at W.i.P. nightclub in NYC. TMZ spoke with a rep for Brown ... who spoke with Mark Geragos (Chris Brown's lawyer) ... who says, "It's a frivolous lawsuit." Side note -- we've spoken with people directly involved with the situation who tell us neither Drake nor Chris laid a hand on each other during the melee. (TMZ)
Reports of the hefty lawsuit hit the Internet earlier this week.
Greenhouse, on Vandam Street, shares space, owners and a liquor license with W.i.P. -- the bar where the fight occurred June 14. Owners of the Greenhouse trademark claim in court papers that the melee, which left at least seven people injured -- including hoops star Tony Parker -- cost them a $4 million licensing deal that they'd recently brokered. Publicists for Drake and Brown have tried to distance the men from the fight over their former flame, Rihanna. But the lawsuit, brought by Entertainment Enterprises Ltd., which owns the Greenhouse name, alleges they were directly involved. (New York Daily News)
The suit specifically cites Drizzy and Brown for not considering their celebrity status amongst clubgoers.
The lawsuit said Brown and Drake "should have seen that their notoriety and celebrity would ensure that their acts had far-reaching and devastating effects." The Greenhouse name would not have been destroyed if they hadn't fought, the lawsuit said. (ABC News)
Footage from the crime scene circulated online in June.
Drake is denying rumors that he administered a viciously epic fade to Chris Brown and his cohorts. Reps for the Young Money rapper sent a statement to Hip-Hop Wired stating that the allegations regarding his involvement are false. Here's a recent unofficial video we just got that is allegedly during the time the altercation was going on! You can hear the crowd reacting to the fight (in the far right) but it's kinda hard to tell if it's Drake and Chris Brown's camp. (The Box Houston)