Tony Parker Is Suing For $20 Million Over The Drake/Chris Brown Brawl


We all saw this coming. The fight between the camps of Chris Brown and Drake  left at least eight people injured, and Tony Parker (a guard for the San Antonio Spurs and ex-husband of Eva Longoria) was one of them. He’s suing W.i.P.– the now-infamous SoHo club where it all went down– for $20 million, for  an injury he suffered during the fight. Methinks Parker and his scratched retina are about to get paid. Legal drama deets inside.

The Associate Press has released this statement:

San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker is suing a New York City club and its operators for $20 million over a scratched retina he says he suffered during a fight involving singer Chris Brown and members of hip-hop star Drake’s entourage

The suit was filed in State Supreme Court in Manhattan on Thursday. It says the W.i.P club in SoHo and its operators were negligent in security and supervision, which allowed the fight to take place.

I told you guys last week– after I saw those horrific photos of the Australian girl who got hit and Chris Brown’s bodyguard– that it was about to go down in a courtroom. So yeah, it’s going down. I’m sure Tony Parker– and other people who could actually use the money– will fight for their right to party in the safe and swanky locations of their choice.

Parker is supposed to play in the Summer Olympics next month and he told TMZ that with all of the shards of glass (from the bottles) flying about, he could have easily lost an eye. Here are the photos TMZ released of Parker at W.i.P. that night.




But here’s a question: Should W.i.P be held responsible for the incident? If you watched the video, you saw how out-of-control things got. Were they supposed to step in sooner, before anyone got hurt? Or should the people responsible for the fight (and I feel like we still don’t know exactly who those people are) be held responsible for the injuries? Oh– and did you notice how the press release named Chris Brown specifically, but only referenced the members of ‘Drake’s entourage,’ and not Drake himself? Hmmm…

  • Christine

    I’d like to know how his RETINA got scratched in a bar brawl, considering it’s inside your eye. Perhaps he has a scratched cornea. In any event, it sounds like he needs a WAHHHHHHHHHHHHmbulance.

    • exactly.
      what a wimp

      rich ppl finding an excuse to get more money. how noble of him!

    • lorili, I thought it was interesting that an NBA player was the first to file suit. Thanks for commenting.

    • Susan

      Hahaha I was thinking the same thing! Also, I don’t get suing the club where it happened instead of the guys who did it. That’s like getting hurt as a passenger and suing the car company for not making the car stronger instead of suing the driver who caused the accident.

    • Christine, LMAO! I think you might be right about that.

    • Krissy

      I dont think he would get the point of legal action without having a doctor diagnose him. He isn’t guessing at his injuries, folks.

      And heck yes the club should be sued. The two camps were supposedly throwing gang signs and threatening violence before the fight actually started. Club owners have responsibilities that the law holds them to. Creating a safe environment is one of them.

  • Hannah

    If he had hurt himself and couldn’t play basketball then sure sue for the damages caused and income lost. But he should be suing the people that caused the fight and not if he is perfectly able to play basketball.

    Trying to get money for medical bills would also seem acceptable but Parker has so much money it seems pointless.

    • Hannah, thanks for commenting. I’m sure his lawyers are advising him in this direction, although I can’t speculate as to why. But it does seem strange that the club is full responsible– although that may, in fact, be the law.

  • emily

    hmmmmm…. you defintely cannot scratch your retina. Cornea scratches are pretty common and can be painful but heal fast with drop treatment. However, if he got hit hard enough straight to the eye he could have a retinal tear or detachment which is WAY bigger deal but would not cost anything near to 20 million dollars!!

    • emily, Thanks for the insight. I wonder– based on the ‘scratched retina’ thing– if Parker really is not injured at all. Or, if the press is making a mistake and the injury is to his cornea (which Christine also pointed out is the other possibility). More ‘hmmmm’-ing on my end.

  • Shannon

    One time when I was putting on mascara I accidentally scratched my cornea. I probably should have sued myself for $20 million dollars. I bet he gets more than the girls that were seriously hurt. He needs a t- shirt that says: I cheated on the beautiful Eva longoria and all i got was this scratched cornea.. And $20 million dollars

    • LMAO, Shannon, that t-shirt idea is BRILLIANT!

  • Timoteo

    If some normal person was suing, I might believe the lawsuit, but a famous NBA player suing (for 20 million?!?!) just screams fake lawsuit. Where did that amount come from? You can sue for lost wages or medical bills, but I don’t think you can sue for what “could have happened,” can you? My neighbor’s dog scratched my leg yesterday while jumping up to say hello, can I sue them because he could have bitten me and given me rabies?

  • The club should absolutely be held accountable. However, Tony’s outrageousness is kind of sick. If it causes loss of income for him then yes, sue for that amount, but $20 million? Ridiculous!

  • Bounds

    Attention spent in the wrong place. Two douchebags with their paid homos…sorry, homeys to protect their wussy asses and assorted hangers-on looking to feed off tired cliche culture of violence and bravado posing and you guys are all up on some dude who was caught in the crossfire? Save that “look at me and how “hard” I am for the prison, lady boys.

  • Lindsey

    Payed? Come on guys. You’re a legit online blog and typos like that are a bit embarrassing….