Aw snap! San Antonio Spurs star Tony Parker is filing suit against a New York City hotspot that was the epicenter of an argument between hip-hopsters Drake and Chris Brown that later turned into a full-fledged club brawl.
Parker, the cheating ex of actress Eva Longoria, is taking legal action against W.i.P. (Work in Progress) where a brawl allegedly broke out between the entourages of Drake and Brown last week. Parker is seeking $20 million in damages for an eye injury he says he suffered as a result of a fight that alleged erupted over Chris and Drake’s mutual love for Barbadian singer Rihanna.
The sportsman is wagging his finger at club security, accusing them of negligence.
Parker suffered a scratched retina when bottles of alcohol were shattered in the nightclub, according to documents filed in Manhattan’s State Supreme Court on Thursday. The hoopster was one of at least five people, including Brown, his girlfriend and an Australian tourist, injured by flying glass.
The scuffle left Tony with lacerations to his cornea that he says could impact his NBA career.
No word yet on whether the injuries are serious enough to keep Tony from playing with the French national team at the Summer Olympics in London or impact his $50 million contract with the Spurs.
Police officials say members of Drake’s entourage stopped Brown as he was leaving. Fists soon started flying. Drake, however, has denied any wrongdoing in the melee.
A rep for the Canadian actor-turned-actor said:
“Drake did not participate in any wrongdoing of any kind at W.i.P. He was on his way out of the club when the altercation began.”