Two women who claim they were seriously injured in the bottle-smashing club fight between Chris Brown and Drake’s crews at New York’s W.i.P. nightclub on June 14 filed suit this week against the club.
According to TMZ, the joint lawsuit filed by financial planner Lucy Pavlovsky, 24, and model Nadia Beddini, 27, claims they suffered permanent injuries during the melee and argues that the brawl would not have happened if W.i.P. hadn’t been over-serving people who were already drunk.
Both women claim they emerged with injuries to their faces, heads, necks, bodies and extremities. While Brown and Drake are not blamed for the cuts and bruises, the suit points the finger at club management, saying the unnamed bottle-throwers were “sold and consumed alcohol in excessive amounts,” even after they seemed wasted.
The New York Post reported that Pavlovsky emerged from the fray with two gashes on her arm, which required 12 stitches to close, as well as lacerations on her legs.
The people who threw the bottles are not named, since their identities are still unknown pending the completion of the police investigation. In the lawsuit, the alleged perpetrators are listed as John Does 1-5. The women’s lawyer told the Post that though the suit doesn’t name the singers, that could change. “We’re doing our own investigation and waiting to see what the police department does,” said attorney Javier Solano.
The suit also argues that the club did not properly train its bouncers to handle a violent situation. A spokesperson for the club told TMZ, “We work hard to provide a safe environment. If an accident or injury occurs we try to respond appropriately. We will review the claims in this lawsuit and address them in court.”
A number of people allegedly injured in the altercation have come forward , including star NBA guard Tony Parker, who filed a $20 million lawsuit against the club’s owners last month. No arrests have been made to date.
W.i.P and its adjoining parent club, Greenhouse, were closed down by the NYPD just days after the incident for code violations but have reportedly struck a deal with the city to reopen on July 8.
Drake and Brown have not made personal statements about the fight, but Breezy did drop a dis track over the weekend that took some shots at the Young Money MC. The remix of Chief Keef’s “I Don’t Like” features the lyrics, “One on one, what you scared bruh? … Them eyebrows, man, them sh–s is yikes!” and “OVO, you overdose, YOLO no, I live twice!”