Suge Knight Sues Dr. Dre, Says 'Compton' Producer Hired a Hit Man to Murder Him
Suge Knight is suing Dr. Dre, alleging that the rapper-producer hired a hit man to murder him. He is claiming that the man who shot him seven times at Chris Brown’s pre-VMA party back in 2014 was hired by Dre. Knight further asserts that the L.A. County Sherriff’s Department had questioned a man named “Damian” or “T-Money,” who revealed that Dre had paid him for the attempted hit.
The suit is detailing how despite the interview and 37 cameras in the nightclub where the shooting occurred, there were no arrests made in the case. Knight is seeking unspecified damages for that crime amongst others. The former Death Row Records executive is also bringing Universal into the suit, saying that the company behind Straight Outta Compton conspired with Dre and paid another man $300,000 to finish the job.
The man in question, Cle “Bone” Sloan has owned up to punching Knight in the parking lot of Tam’s Burgers in Compton, after which Knight drove away quickly, killing Terry Carter and injuring Sloan.
“The lawsuit gives the proper motivation or at least explains what happened to Suge in the past year and a half,” his lawyer Thaddeus Culpepper said to Rolling Stone. “It sets the table for a real discussion as to why he would just run people over. If the idea is that he was just a crazy man and ran some people because he’s Suge Knight, no, there was a reason and we think we set it out pretty well.”
“Given that Dre has had zero interaction with Suge since leaving Death Row Records in 1996, we hope that Suge’s lawyer has lots of malicious prosecution insurance,” Dr. Dre’s lawyer said to the publication.
Knight is also alleging that he is entitled to 30 percent of Dre’s earnings for life as part of a lifetime management deal. Dre’s unwillingness to pay him the fee was behind the attempted hit listed in the suit.
The former exec also recently sued Brown and the owners of West Hollywood nightclub 1 Oak over the shooting at the pre-VMA party, which left him with medical complications.