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Chris Brown & Drake Brawl

Tony Parker Sues Club

for $20 MILLION

6/22/2012 6:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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NBA superstar Tony Parker -- who was injured when Drake and Chris Brown's posses squared off -- is suing the NYC nightclub for $20 million, claiming it should never have let Rihanna's exes in at the same time ... and Chris Brown as well as Drake could end up as defendants. 

The San Antonio Spurs star filed the lawsuit Thursday in NY State Supreme Court ... against W.i.P. Nightclub -- and in the suit he alleges the club's security was negligent for allowing the brawl to ever happen.

Parker says he was hit by shards of glass and suffered lacerations to his cornea when bottles started flying in the fight last week.

The lawsuit alleges club management, knowing there was "bad blood between Drake and Brown," was driven by the almighty buck and continued selling alcohol to the participants in the brawl, despite the fact that some were "visibly intoxicated."

Parker's injury is a huge deal because it could affect his NBA career, and -- more immediately -- his performance in the Olympics with the French national basketball team.

As for why he would sue for $20 MILLION? Parker is in the middle of a $50 million contract with the Spurs.

As for whether Chris Brown or Drake will be added as defendants, Parker's lawyer, David Jaroslawicz, tells TMZ ... he's waiting for the results of the police investigation.  He also wants to review the surveillance tape before making his decision.
 
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61.

TMP    

So the bar was supposed to know that these two groups would come in and act like complete and utter tools? I know that they are all a bunch of idiots, but the bar can't predict the future.... what a bunch of crap. This guy seems like just a big a tool as drake and c.Brown.

771 days ago
62.

Hank    

imagine if the club had not let one of the groups in? Cries of racism, etc. would have erupted and probably a brawl would have broken out. The club couldn't not admit someone just because they were worried they groups wouldn't get along. Whenever you let a bunch of black people into a club, there is going to be a fight. Maybe they should just ban blacks?

771 days ago
63.

Hsssssssss    

Why wait almost 24 hours to start holding press conferences about your "injury"?

Drake & Brown never even mentioned the name Parker when the story broke?

Something smells funky

771 days ago
64.

renae    

And it also seems Mr. tony Parker and co. Just went online and read the bunches of stories on blogs, etc...not even considering the fact that they may be bogus, made up stories created by the blogs to get people to read and comment. Until Rihanna confirms Drake and she dated, there is no actual confirmation they did. His lawyers should wait for the criminal investigation to finish before filing, IMO.

771 days ago
65.

renae    

Well this seems a bit over the top, yes there should have been more security but honestly how was the club supposed to know a THIS was going to happen? It's not like these two had even gotten anywhere near physical before with one another, in fact most didn't even think their "beef" was that serious.

And if it's true that the entourages were the actual bottle throwers how would the club EXPECT that having theses two in the same place would result in the mayhem that happened?

771 days ago
66.

furcoatgirl    

Tony is being a weezel. This lawsuit is baseless,and he clearly does not have 20 million dollars in damages. Because Drake and Chris's name is attached to this he sues. Yet on any given Sunday a brawl can occur at a night club when you are serving drinks in a crowded bar.

771 days ago
67.

Jo    

I think he's right to sue. They are his eyes. But I do not believe he should get 20 mil just cause he plays basketball. If this happened to me I want the same as what he gets cause my eyeballs are my eyeballs his his are not more valueble than mine. Just saying.

771 days ago
68.

RATTLESNAKE     

what a *****, take responsibility for yourself and stop blaming everyone else around you. girl

771 days ago
69.

DaveT    

Have they arrested Rihanna yet for assaulting Chris first?

771 days ago
70.

AZCHIC83    

lol this amuses me. youre wasting your parker. thats like saying they cant both go the the lakers game...youre an idiot and take all the lawsuit bull**** back to france cuz we do things different in the good ol USA

771 days ago
71.

NocturnalDirtPeople    

Get this french piece of sht out of our country 20 million what a pice of sht. Oh my eye.

771 days ago
72.

Rx    

He is rich enough as it is with his NBA money. What a POS this guy is and he never has to get a real job.

771 days ago
73.

VAL    

Oh Puhleeeeeeeez!!! If his no English speaking ass was that worried about his career or playing in the Olympics - he'd have had his busted up ass at home or practice...not in da club!!! Go ahead give him the 20 mil!!! Then he can buy some English lessons and stop speaking that broken ass English that he speaks!!! Hell, it's a chance EVERYONE takes when they enter any club where there is drinking going on. There is always that chance that something could happen. You're in a club and it's typically crowded. Learn to stay home and get your freak on - YOU FREAK!!!

771 days ago
74.

I am Spartacus    

He's going after the club because there's no one else to go after. If he goes after Chris Brown or Drake he has to prove they caused it. Whereas the club is responsible for providing a safe place.

771 days ago
75.

Sally    

Good for you, Tony.

771 days ago
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