Last summer all hell broke loose at W.i.P nightclub in New York City, when Chris Brown and Drake (and their respective entourages) got into a violent fight. Bottles and Rihanna-related insults were thrown, and innocent bystanders were legitimately hurt in all of the madness. We’d learned a while back that Drake and Chris Brown were reportedly suing each other over the fight, but they were also co-defendants in another lawsuit related to the incident. Entertainment Enterprises owns the club next door to W.i.P nightclub, and they were suing Chris and Drake for damages… to their reputation? Yeah, well. That suit just got thrown out. Click inside for more.
TMZ has the story:
Chris Brown and Drake now have something else in common besides Rihanna — a New York judge just ruled they don’t owe a CENT to a nightclub they brawled next to last summer, TMZ has learned.
As we reported, Brown and Drake were sued for $16 million by Entertainment Enterprises, the company behind Greenhouse nightclub in NYC.
Greenhouse is adjacent to W.i.P nightclub — where Chris and Drake’s entourages got into a massive bottle-throwing brawl last June — and EE said their reputation took a massive hit following the ordeal because of its proximity to Greenhouse. EE said the brawl cost them a lot of money.
Drake responded to the lawsuit, saying it wasn’t his problem — because he can’t control how the media reported the incident — and this week, the judge in the case took his side.
The judge said Drake and Chris had no duty to the club to behave — especially because their brawl didn’t even occur on Greenhouse’s premises — and while nightclub brawls are unfortunate, they’re not uncommon … which means EE can’t just sue whenever a fight happens.
The lawsuit was tossed out.
Now this is kind of hilarious. All this time I thought they were being sued by a company that owned W.i.P., but this company technically has nothing to do with that club. They just happen to be in the same vicinity. So yeah, I can see why the case was thrown out; the fight, and all of the damage took place at W.i.P., which shut down after the brawl.
So Chris and Drake beat the case, and while this pretty much clears Drizzy, Chris still has other pending cases out there. He recently got busted for driving without a license and insurance, which is a violation of his probation from the assault case with Rihanna. Chris could definitely end up doing some jail time, especially if the judge takes into consideration all the other drama he’s been caught up in over the years. We’ll have to wait and see how it all pans out for him.