Drake sued for $4.8M over fight at Muzik nightclub
Posted April 19, 2014 11:27 am.
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Pop star Drake is facing a $4.8-million lawsuit in connection with a fight outside Muzik nightclub almost two years ago.
Akiel Catwell launched the suit alleging he was beaten up by bodyguards for rapper Waka Flocka Flame, a.k.a. Juaquin Malphurs, on the night of Drake’s OVO Fest afterparty in August, 2012.
The lawsuit names Drake, his distribution company OVO Inc., Muzik, Malphurs, and his bodyguards.
“The defendants, either individually or collectively, knew or ought to have known that this afterparty would cause or foster an environment of unusual danger to the patrons of Muzik nightclub, knowing that Muzik nightclub has a history of violence,” the documents filed in Ontario Superior Court state, according to the Globe and Mail.
None of the allegations have been proven in court.
In his statement of defense, Drake claims he was not responsible for security at the nightclub, and he was not near the scene at the time of the alleged assault.
Drake is also facing a lawsuit over his alleged use of a spoken word clip from jazz singer Jimmy Smith in his song Pound Cake without obtaining permission.