What's worse than getting shot in the leg? Well, not much. But if you're Marion "Suge" Knight, having your finances put on ice isn't a lot better.
According to The Associated Press, a California judge added Knight's name as an "interested party" to the divorce of Lydia and Michael Harris on August 29 — a move that placed a block on Suge's accounts.
The decision followed just over 24 hours after a bone in Knight's leg was shattered by a bullet fired by an unknown gunman during a party honoring Kanye West at Miami's Shore Club (see "Suge Knight Recovering After Being Shot At Kanye West Party In Miami"). The Death Row Records head has since been released from the hospital.
Monterey County Superior Court Judge Adrienne M. Grover made the ruling to tie Knight to the Harris divorce just six months after Lydia Harris was awarded $107 million in damages by a different judge. That earlier decision brought an end to civil proceedings Harris filed against Knight back in 2002 (see "Suge Ordered To Pay $107 Million To Ex-Death Row Partner"). Lydia Harris sued Knight for unpaid royalties and profits, claiming she was entitled to a 50 percent stake in Death Row Records; Suge had inked a partnership deal with her husband, Michael, during the rap label's infancy.
But Michael Harris, a convicted drug dealer serving a 28-year term at San Quentin State Prison, claims he's entitled to half of his wife's $107 million judgment. According to the wire service, Michael Harris filed for divorce in June when he learned his wife was engaged in settlement negotiations with Suge.
"She was trying to settle separately and cut him off the $107 million award," said Michael Harris' attorney, Steven Goldberg. Goldberg explained that by filing divorce papers, his client hoped to impede settlement talks. Adding Knight's name to the divorce action bars the rap mogul from "disposing or transferring his assets away," the attorney told the AP.