Is Tony Parker Wrong For Suing The NYC Nightclub W.i.P. $20 Million For His Eye Injury?
When the news broke that Tony Parker was suing the W.i.P. nightclub in New York City for $20 million late last week, there were a lot of people out there who, understandably, were upset with him. In his lawsuit, Parker blamed the eye injury he’d received during the Chris Brown and Drake altercation at the club earlier this month on the W.i.P. staff. He felt as though they shouldn’t have allowed both Breezy and Drizzy into the club at the same time. But, a lot of people felt as though that wasn’t a valid argument for Parker to make. After all, as the W.i.P. representatives said themselves in a response to Parker, the singer and rapper aren’t exactly Notorious B.I.G. and 2Pac. They didn’t have a known history of violence between them. So, if they both wanted to party W.i.P., why shouldn’t the club’s staff have allowed them to do that?
But then, over the weekend, Parker released a statement on the lawsuit on his own personal website to explain the lawsuit. And, we have to admit, it made us rethink our original position on the matter. Essentially, Parker used the statement to explain that a French doctor told him that, as a result of getting hit in the eye with some flying glass at the club that night, he very well could have lost his eye. Further, there’s a chance he could still lose his eye, if he doesn’t get surgery on the eye to repair it. There’s also a chance he could miss the 2012 Summer Olympics with the eye injury. He’s planning on meeting with an eye specialist in the United States soon to address the matter.
And, all of that info left us thinking: Was TP actually right for filing a large lawsuit against W.i.P.? Did we jump to the wrong conclusion when we found out he was suing? The truth is that he won’t receive anywhere close to $20 million for his injury. But, he’ll probably receive something and it’ll probably be substantial enough to raise a few eyebrows and get people talking about how to avoid situations like the one that went down at W.i.P. Bottom line: No one should be injured—let alone damn near blinded—during a night out on the town. Not NBA players, not celebrities, and definitely not regular people like you and me. And, if Parker’s lawsuit helps drive that point home, then we’re definitely cool with it.