Drake And Chris Brown Sued For $16 Million Over Nightclub Brawl
There continues to be fallout from the June 14 brawl that erupted between Chris Brown and Drake‘s entourages at NYC’s club W.i.P (located inside Greenhouse nightclub). Reportedly, Entertainment Enterprises, the company that owns the Greenhouse trademark, is suing Chris and Drake for $16 million, alleging the duo ruined their reputation and sunk a $4 million deal to expand its brand around the country. According to the Huffington Post:
“…Entertainment Enterprises had reached an ‘agreement-in-principle’ with another business to license the Greenhouse name and brand to nightclubs around the country, the lawsuit says.
‘[The business] was primarily interested in the cachet and prestige associated with the Greenhouse marks,’ the lawsuit says.
But Entertainment Enterprises claims the interested party called off the deal when it learned of the musicians’ melee, ‘explaining 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.’”
Several people were injured in the much talked-about melee. Included in the injured was NBA star Tony Parker, who’s suing Greenhouse for $20 million because of an eye injury he sustained from a piece of glass. Both Greenhouse and W.i.P. saw their doors shuttered in the days following the incident, but they were allowed to reopen after paying a fine and assuring officials they would hire additional security.