Drake + Chris Brown Sued Over Nightclub Brawl
Club Owners Want Over £10 Million
Drake and Chris Brown are being sued for $16 million (£10.2 million) by the owners of the Greenhouse nightclub in New York over their recent brawl.
The musician's entourages were involved in a violent fight at Greenhouse's sister club W.i.P in June, in an incident which the plaintiffs claim ruined their chances of securing a $4 million (£2.6 million) brand expansion deal.
According to documents seen by DNAinfo.com, Drake and Brown had their respective security teams throw "highball glasses laden with alcohol" at the venue and accused their entourages of breaking "the handles of bottles of spirits to use as makeshift knives".
The suit was filed in Manhattan Civil Supreme Court on Tuesday (August 14th) by Entertainment Enterprises, the company run by Greenhouse and W.i.P owner John Bakhshi.
Bahkshi alleges that an agreement which allowed him to license the Greenhouse name nationally was due to close prior to the incident, but fell through after the hip-hop artists' outburst.
He claimed in his court filing that "the Greenhouse marks were now associated with the kind of violent, life-threatening riot engaged in by [Brown and Drake], and that they were now worthless".
Representatives for Brown and Drake have not yet made comment.