News: Drake & Chris Brown Win Big In $16 Mil Club Brawl Suit
Monday, Jul 22, 2013 11:55AM
Young Money's Drake and Chris Brown both have even more money to blow these days as reports claim neither will have to fork over any payments over their publicized summer 2012 brawl.
According to reports, neither Drizzy or Breezy are on the hook for New York City nightclub Greenhouse's $16 million lawsuit.
Chris Brown and Drake now have something else in common besides Rihanna -- a New York judge just ruled they don't owe a CENT to a nightclub they brawled next to last summer, TMZ has learned. As we reported, Brown and Drake were sued for $16 million by Entertainment Enterprises, the company behind Greenhouse nightclub in NYC. Greenhouse is adjacent to W.i.P nightclub -- where Chris and Drake's entourages got into a massive bottle-throwing brawl last June -- and EE said their reputation took a massive hit following the ordeal because of its proximity to Greenhouse. EE said the brawl cost them a lot of money. (TMZ)
The ruling judge reportedly sided with Team Drake and said club brawls cannot be singled out.
Drake responded to the lawsuit, saying it wasn't his problem -- because he can't control how the media reported the incident -- and this week, the judge in the case took his side. The judge said Drake and Chris had no duty to the club to behave -- especially because their brawl didn't even occur on Greenhouse's premises -- and while nightclub brawls are unfortunate, they're not uncommon ... which means EE can't just sue whenever a fight happens. The lawsuit was tossed out. (TMZ)
Reports of the hefty lawsuit hit the Internet around mid-August.
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 cited 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)