W.i.P NYC Club’s Liquor License Revoked After Celebrity Brawl
Jun 27, 2012 01:50 PM EDT
New York. -The New York State Liquor Authority announced late Tuesday evening that it has suspended the alcohol license of the NYC club in which the entourage of R&B singer Chris Brown and Hip-Hop star Drake got into a huge fight earlier this month.
The Authority's chairman, Dennis Rosen said that the agency "would not tolerate violent bars that break the law," according to the Daily News.
In return W.i.P NYC club said that it would file suit against state for causing it to lose around $264,000 per week.
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Meanwhile the Soho club is facing a $20 million law suit from San Antonio Spur's guard Tony Parker, who was injured during the brawl. Parker filed suit against the Club, in the New York Supreme Court in Manhattan for the eye injury he incurred during this fight. He claims that the club was irresponsible and lax in its security which allowed the fight to take place and resulted in Parker's "corneal laceration of the left eye and other injuries," as reported by the New York Post. He is currently undergoing treatment for the injury.
The fight between Brown and Drake's crew took place earlier this month when Brown's people were stopped by Drake's entourage, angry words were exchanged which soon escalated into a full-fledged fight that involved throwing bottles around the club injuring at least eight people. Both Brown and Drake have had a romantic attachment to singer Rihanna, which is cited as the underlying cause of belligerence and animosity between the two.
W.i.p NYC club and Greenhouse its adjacent has been shuttered since June 16.