Suge Knight Pleads Not Guilty To Charge Of Threatening 'Straight Outta Compton' Director
On Thursday morning, former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight pleaded not guilty to a felony count of making criminal threats. Knight allegedly threatened to kill Straight Outta Compton director F. Gary Gray in 2014.
A spokesperson for the Los Angeles district attorney's office told LAist yesterday that Knight was indicted by a grand jury on February 7 over the incident, and that the indictment was unsealed two weeks ago (grand jury proceedings are confidential). According to the grand jury indictment, which was obtained by TMZ, Knight "threatened to commit a crime which would result in death and great bodily injury to Felix Gary Gray." The district attorney's office confirmed to LAist that the incident occurred on August 8, 2014.
Knight was allegedly unhappy with his portrayal in the movie and sent the threat via text message, according to TMZ. He is due back in court for a hearing on August 10, according to ABC 7. He is also currently awaiting trial on unrelated murder charges for allegedly killing a man in a hit-and-run crash in the parking lot of Tam's Burgers in Compton in January 2015. That incident also occurred during filming for the N.W.A biopic.