San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker (pictured) is pointing the finger of blame at the club owners of W.I.P. in New York City, where the infamous Chris Brown and Drake fight occurred. The melee caused Parker to sustain an eye injury, so he has filed a $20-million lawsuit against them, reports the New York Post.
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The suit was filed in a Manhattan Supreme Court, and according to the document, Parker is holding the nightclub owners responsible for the “corneal laceration of the left eye and other injuries” he received at the now-shut down venue.
Parker’s eye injury, which according to his lawyer “certainly [doesn't] improve [his] outside shot,” was just one of many suffered during the bottle-throwing, glass-flinging, ice-bucket-tossing, fists-flying brawl that allegedly got started when Drake reportedly said some unflattering things about his ex Rihanna to Brown, who also had a relationship with the pop star.
“The defendants were reckless, careless, and negligent in permitting Drake’s entourage and Brown’s entourage to be in the club at the same time despite known tension between the two,” the filing states, according to the New York Post.
Investigators are still trying to determine who instigated the fight, but each performer’s camp is putting the blame on the other.
Still, Parker’s lawyer, David Jaroslawicz, blames the club for the brawl and negligence, because of what he deems a lack of security that allowed the fight to occur.
Parker, who was not sitting with either camp but who considers Brown a friend, states in the suit that he was with the R&B singer when the fight escalated. “Me and my friends took some punches,” Parker said. “They started throwing bottles everywhere,” he said.
Meanwhile, Parker, who is the ex of actress Eva Longoria, is scheduled to play with the French team at this year’s Summer Olympics but will be sidelined for one week due to his eye injury, which was healing but then got reportedly worse. By the time he arrived in Paris to get to work with the French team, the eye pain allegedly intensified to such an extreme that he had to be rushed to a hospital emergency room.
For now, Parker has to sit tight, wear a therapeutic contact lens, and wait for some healing to take place.
Brown and Drake were not named in the lawsuit.