Former record label mogul Suge Knight has sued Kanye West for over $135,000 stemming from a gun shot wound and robbery attained at the producer’s pre-MTV Video Music Awards party in August 2005.
According to TMZ, Suge filed the lawsuit late October and is alleging Ye should be held responsible for allowing an unnamed gun totter access through the event’s security in Miami, Florida leading to him being shot in his right leg and robbed of a diamond stud earring.
“As the hosts of the Party, Kanye West and G.O.O.D. Music also owed the guest of the Party a duty to maintain the Party premises in a reasonably safe condition,” the suit reads. “While at the Party, shortly after midnight at approximately 12:40 a.m. on Sunday, August 28, 2005, Mr. Knight was in a VIP room at The Shore Club, where he was shot in the upper right leg. Mr Knight did nothing to provoke the shooting, and he is unaware of who shot him and why he was shot.”
In addition to suing for negligence, personal injury and premises liability, Suge also alleges conversion.
“Mr. Knight is informed and believes and based thereon alleges that the earring had a reasonable fair market value of $135,000,” it reads. “Mr. Knight is informed and believes and based thereon alleges that the male employee, who found but failed to return the earring to Mr. Knight either directly himself or through defendants, had the intention and purpose of converting the earring to his own personal benefit and actually did so.”
Along with attaining damages and seeking reimbursements for “the loss of use and enjoyment of the earring,” Suge also would like Ye to cover all attorneys’ fees.
A rep for either party was unavailable at press time.
No trial date has been announced as of today.
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