Manhattan, NY – Two famous singers, Chris Brown and Drake, are being sued by a Soho nightclub for the amount of $16 million.
According to Huffington Post, the two singers started a violent brawl in the Soho nightclub on July 14. The owner of said club claims that they ordered their security teams to throw “highball glasses laden with alcohol” and shatter “the handles of bottles of spirits to use as makeshift knives.”
The bottle-hurling brawl ended up injuring nearly two dozen unexpeceted club-goers, several of which have already sued Greenhouse. One of the injured guests that has sued Greenhouse is NBA star Tony Parker, who is asking for $20 million dollars due to his eye being hit by a shard of glass.
The owner of Greenhouse is suing the two singers because the fight ruined their reputation and put an end to a $4 million deal to expand their brand across the country. Entertainment Enterpises, owner of the Greenhouse trademark, had reached an “agreement-in-principle” with another business to license the Greenhouse brand to nightclubs around the country. The other business pulled out of the agreement when they learned of the violent fight, 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.”
According to DNAinfo.com, the scuffle was allegedly sparked due to the two singers’ romantic rivalry over pop star Rihanna. Drake and Brown “crossed paths in one of the nightclubs and began to fight violently with each other” and ordered their boozed-up crews to join in, the lawsuit says.
A lawyer for Entertainment Enterprises has yet to respond for comment, and representatives for Chris Brown and Aubrey Drake Graham (Drake) have yet to respond to requests for comment as well.