Former Death Row Records owner Marion “Suge” Knight is reportedly going to spend New Year’s and longer behind bars in a publicized fatal hit-and-run case. New reports claim the music mogul’s trial has suffered a setback.
New gossip reports reveal Knight is going to sit back until next spring before heading to court to fight for his freedom.
The founder of Death Row Records plans to file his new bail motion in the coming weeks based on a subpoenaed check, new eyewitness testimony and continued health issues, his fiancée Toi-Lin Kelly told the Daily News. “We have a really great shot at our next bail hearing,” Kelly said as she left the courthouse in downtown Los Angeles with Knight’s parents and his sister. “Suge is really willing to go to trial tomorrow. That’s how much compelling evidence we have. We are very ambitious about moving forward to trial,” she said. (New York Daily News)
October reports claimed Suge believed music mogul Dr. Dre wanted him killed.
Suge says he had a lifetime management deal with Dre, which entitled him to a 30% cut of Dre’s entertainment earnings. When Beats came along, Suge alleges Dre tried to cut him out, in part because Apple — which bought Beats from Dre — didn’t want its brand associated with Suge. Dre’s solution, according to the lawsuit, was to hire a hitman to kill Suge at 1 OAK during the 2014 VMAs weekend. Suge was shot 7 times in the abdomen but recovered. (TMZ)
Dre’s legal team almost immediately came forward to address the headline-generating suit.
Suge is suing Dre, Apple, Universal and Tam’s for unspecified damages. Among his damages — 30% of Dre’s take from the Beats sale. Dre got $1 billion, so Suge wants around $300 million. UPDATE: A lawyer for Dr. Dre tells us, “Given that Dre has had zero interaction with Suge since leaving Death Row Records in 1996, we hope that Suge’s lawyer has lots of malicious prosecution insurance.” (TMZ)
In February, details about Suge losing multiple jail privileges surfaced online.
Former rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight’s access to visitors and phone calls have been completely cut off at the request of sheriff’s investigators, court records shows. Court records show Los Angeles Superior Court Judge William C. Ryan on Friday cut Knight’s access to phone calls and non-attorney visitors. The order was issued at the request of a sheriff’s detective investigating Knight’s murder case, in which he is charged with running over two men, killing one, outside a Compton burger stand in January 2015. (Billboard)