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Suge Knight Says That Dr. Dre And Sheriff's Deputies Tried To Have Him Killed

Suge Knight in court on March 9, 2015 (Getty Images)
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In the latest twist in the ongoing conspiracy-fueled drama of Suge Knight, the former rap mogul is alleging that Dr. Dre conspired with the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department to have Knight shot and killed.In court papers filed last Friday, Knight alleges that Dr. Dre hired gunmen to shoot him at a club in L.A., while a Sheriff's deputy allowed the incident to take place, reports TMZ. According to the motion filed by his new lawyer, Thaddeus Culpepper, Knight claims that on the night of Aug. 24, 2014, Deputy Henry Boyd let the shooter into the nightclub 1OAK in West Hollywood, where Knight was shot multiple times during Chris Brown's pre-VMA party. And they say that there is surveillance video to back up the claim. The documents also allege that the gunman confessed that he and a friend were paid $50,000 for the attempted murder by Dr. Dre, his former business partner.

The incendiary court papers go on to suggest that not only did the Sheriff's deputy later release the shooter from custody, but also that Culpepper has seen video shot at LAX that allegedly shows Boyd allowing the him to flee the country. They claim that Boyd was questioned about the shooting by authorities and subsequently resigned.

Knight is currently in jail on murder and attempted-murder charges following an incident—caught on video—on January 29 on a film set at Tam's Burgers in Compton where he allegedly ran down two crew members with his car. Knight was apparently unhappy with how he was portrayed in the N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton, which the crew was filming.

The documents filed on Friday also suggest that Knight is currently being held on lockdown, without visitor privileges or outside communication, so that he can't connect his current murder case with the shooting, reports The Daily Beast.

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Reached for comment about the accusations, Dr. Dre's lawyers tell TMZ that the claim is "ridiculous."