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.
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, DavidJaroslawicz, 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.
1. Top Black Pop Culture Moments Of 2015: Viola Davis Wins an Emmy for HTGWM
1 of 20
2. Top Black Pop Culture Moments of 2015: Misty Copeland’s “I Will, What I Want” Commercial
2 of 20
3. Top Black Pop Culture Moments of 2015: Zendaya and Amandla Read The Girls For Filth
3 of 20
4. Top Black Pop Culture Moments of 2015: The Year of The Black Cover Girl
4 of 20
5. Top Black Pop Culture Moments of 2015: Common and John Legend at the Oscars
5 of 20
6. Top Black Pop Culture Moments of 2015: Cicely Tyson Scratching Viola Davis’ Scalp on ‘HTGAWM’
6 of 20
7. Top Black Pop Culture Moments of 2015: Tristan Wilds in the Adele Video
7 of 20
8. Top Black Pop Culture Moments of 2015: Grace Jones’ AfroPunk Performance
8 of 20
9. Top Black Pop Culture Moments of 2015: Beyonce’s Met Gala Dress
9 of 20
10. Top Black Pop Culture Moments Of 2015: The Throning of Queen Serena
10 of 20
11. Top Black Pop Culture Moments of 2015: Missy Elliot’s Super Bowl Halftime Performance
11 of 20
12. Top Black Pop Culture Moments of 2015: That Bill Cosby ‘EBONY’ Cover
12 of 20
13. Top Black Pop Culture Moments Of 2015: Dem Patty Pies
13 of 20
14. Top Black Pop Culture Moments Of 2015: The Rise of ‘Empire’
14 of 20
15. Top Black Pop Culture Moments Of 2015: Drake Demolishes the Internet
15 of 20
16. Top Black Pop Culture Moments Of 2015: “Miley, What’s Good?”
16 of 20
17. Top Black Pop Culture Moments Of 2015: Ava DuVernay’s Barbie Sells Out in 17 Minutes
17 of 20
18. Top Black Pop Culture Moments Of 2015: John Boyega Stays Drinking White Tears
18 of 20
19. Top Black Pop Culture Moments Of 2015: Everything Black Twitter Did
19 of 20
20. Worst Moments In Pop Culture Moments Of 2015
20 of 20
Continue reading Tony Parker Sues For $20 Million Over Eye Injury In Chris Brown, Drake Fiasco
Top Black Pop Culture Moments Of 2015
From <a href="http://hellobeautiful.com/2015/12/22/sandra-bland-family-non-indictment/" target="_blank"><strong>Sandra Bland</strong></a> to the shootings in <a href="http://hellobeautiful.com/2015/06/20/why-is-south-carolina-using-a-judge-in-the-charleston-church-massacre-who-has-used-the-n-word-before/" target="_blank">Charleston, South Carolina</a>, African Americans were sadly reminded that being <a href="http://hellobeautiful.com/2015/12/13/police-brutality-2015/" target="_blank">Black in America</a> is much harder than it ought to be. And yet in the same breath, 2015 was a year of Black joy during which our culture dominated not only in our lives, but in the mainstream consciousness. From <a href="http://hellobeautiful.com/2015/07/16/lee-daniels-and-taraji-p-henson-emmy-empire/" target="_blank">Cookie Lyons</a> to the <a href="http://hellobeautiful.com/2015/10/17/ebony-editor-comments-cosby-cover/" target="_blank">Cosby <em>Ebony </em>cover</a>, our brilliance helped to push the conversation, affirm our greatness, make history and most important, make us laugh.
So to celebrate that greatness, we put together this list of the most defining Black pop culture moments of 2015. And don’t worry: <a href="http://hellobeautiful.com/2015/12/08/rachel-dolezal-interview/" target="_blank">Rachel Dolezal </a>is nowhere to be seen.