Drake and Chris Brown Sued Again Over Nightclub Brawl

Male model claims scuffle resulted in severed tendon, cosmetic deformity and mental distress

Chris Brown and Drake.
Debra L Rothenberg/Getty Images; Johnny Nunez/WireImage
August 21, 2012 10:40 AM ET

Chris Brown and Drake face another lawsuit stemming from their June 14th brawl at a New York club, this time from a model who says he received a severed tendon in his right hand, The Associated Press reports. Romain Julien was sitting at a nearby table at Greenhouse in Manhattan when Brown, Drake and their entourages began throwing glasses and bottles at each other, resulting in cuts, cosmetic deformity and mental distress, Julien claimed in a complaint filed Monday in New York Supreme Court. 

His suit accuses Brown of having incited the incident, describing the singer as having a "hot temper." Julien included W.i.P., the owners of Greenhouse, for allegedly creating a public nuisance not providing adequate security and serving liquor to patrons already intoxicated. 

Neither Drake nor Brown's camps have responded to the suit. Greenhouse and W.i.P. said they would "respond appropriately" after looking over the legal filing. 

Last week, Greenhouse and W.i.P. filed their own suit against Brown and Drake, seeking $16 million over the brawl. Entertainment Enterprises Ltd., the company that owns the trademark to Greenhouse, claimed that the brawl led to bad press, which ruined a $4 million licensing deal. The suit called the behavior of the two musicians "beyond the bounds of reason" and added that the two "should have foreseen that their notoriety and celebrity would ensure that their acts had far-reaching and devastating effects." 

NBA star Tony Parker has also sued Greenhouse and W.i.P. Parker, a bystander who claims he suffered a "corneal laceration of the left eye and other injuries," doesn't include Drake or Brown in his filing, which holds the club responsible: "The defendants were reckless, careless and negligent in permitting Drake's entourage and Brown's entourage to be in the club at the same time despite known tension between the two."

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

Music Main Next

blog comments powered by Disqus
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.


We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“Stillness Is the Move”

Dirty Projectors | 2009

A Wim Wenders film and a rapper inspired the Dirty Projectors duo David Longstreth and Amber Coffmanto write "sort of a love song." "We rented the movie Wings of Desire from Dave's brother's recommendation, and he had me go through it and just write down some things that I found interesting, and they made it into the song," Coffman said. As for the hip-hop connection, Longstreth explained, "The beat is based on T-Pain. We commissioned a radio mix of the song by the guy who mixes all of Timbaland's records, but the mix we made sounded way better, so we didn't use it."

More Song Stories entries »