The lawsuit, filed by W.i.P. operators Entertainment Enterprises Ltd., claims the melee, which left at least seven people injured, cost them a $4 million licensing deal that they’d recently brokered.
Reps for Brown and Drake have traded words over who was actually responsible for the brawl, but the lawsuit alleges both stars were involved. The fight was reportedly over Brown’s ex, Rihanna.
Brown and Drake “began to fight violently with each other,” according to papers filed in Manhattan Supreme Court. “Each ordered his security personnel, bodyguards, friends and entourage to join the fight.”
Members of each singer’s entourage were also listed as defendants in the lawsuit, identified only as John Does.
“Defendants overran the nightclub’s extensive security measures and the brawl overtook the entire space. Terrorized patrons ran for cover…most were unable to protect themselves,” the lawsuit states.
Among those injured was NBA All-Star Tony Parker, whose left eye was hit by flying glass. He has filed a $20 million lawsuit against the club and had to wear protective goggles playing for his native France during the Olympics.