The drama keeps on unfolding from a nightclub brawl in June 2012 between performers Chris Brown and Drake, whose rivalry has risen to epic proportions in recent years. Not only are they of a similar age, perform the same sort of music and battle for the same fan base; they also both dated sultry songstress Rihanna. Chris Brown is known for his temper, while Drake has been known to be overly sensitive and respond to things out of proportion.
Both were sued for trashing a nightclub in a broken bottle fight between their respective posses. They are now suing each other, declaring that either one or the other, but not both, should have to pay the damages and lawyer fees if lawsuits by the nightclub owners and injured bystanders succeed. As a Bellingham personal injury attorney could tell you, the outcomes of their lawsuits will greatly impact any suits filed by personal injury victims.
The fight itself
The nightclub brawl reportedly began when members of Drake’s entourage taunted Brown on the dance floor. While Brown and his crew may have been the first to throw a punch, he is alleging that the fight was actually incited by Drake. Drake maintains that he was just on his way out. Regardless of the beginning, the fight ended with broken glass everywhere, several innocent bystanders suffering severed tendons and facial scarring, and a whole lot of lawsuits at the end of it all.
About the lawsuits filed by Brown and Drake
The lawsuits involve the placement of blame between Chris Brown and Drake, but they were initially filed in response to lawsuits by Romain Julien, a French model whose face was lacerated and tendons severed. He is seeking both compensatory and punitive damages against the two performers as well as damages from the club for employing inadequate security personnel. The club itself is taking the whole situation in stride, staging a grand opening with plastic red cups in an attempt to poke fun at itself. The club’s owners, however, are also filing a $16 million lawsuit against the performers.
Only time will tell where this saga goes next, but many celeb watchers wait with baited breath to see what comes out of this rivalry. Stay tuned!