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Suge Knight Suing Chris Brown Over Nightclub Shooting

Suge Knight at a February 2016 court appearance. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
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Hip-hop mogul Suge Knight filed a lawsuit against singer Chris Brown on Monday, alleging that Brown should pay past and present medical costs for injuries Knight received after getting shot at a party hosted by Brown in August 2014.Knight, who is currently incarcerated and awaiting trial on unrelated charges of murder and attempted murder, was shot seven times at a pre-VMA party hosted by Brown at 1OAK, a trendy West Hollywood night club popular with celebrities and rich people who like bottle service. Knight is also suing the owners of 1OAK.

Knight, who received bullet wounds to the abdomen, chest and left forearm, alleges that Brown should have had better security at the party, especially "given the violent track record of other events hosted by the [Brown]" according to the New York Daily News. Knight was one of two people shot at the 2014 party, and he has cited complications from those injuries in court appearances during his current murder/attempted murder trial.

Spin reports that this is the second lawsuit filed against Brown in the last few days: Brown’s ex-manager Mike G has also filed suit against Brown, alleging that the "Look At Me Now" singer attacked him in a “drug-fueled” rage. Tough week for Chris Brown, though arguably a lucrative one for his lawyer, who must be logging some serious hours.

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