August 16, 2012 9:38
Drake and Chris Brown sued for $16million over nighclub brawl
Entertainment Enterprises Ltd's lawyer says both rappers failed to control their entourages
Drake and Chris Brown are facing a $16million (£10.2million) lawsuit after their alleged nightclub brawl in June.
The supposed fracas reportedly occurred on June 13 after the rappers discovered they were both in the Greenhouse club and Brown sent a bottle over to Drake's table. The Toronto rapper then approached Brown and started arguing over Rihanna, Brown's ex-girlfriend who Drake also had a short relationship with.
The owners of the club are already facing a number of lawsuits themselves, but this time a company named Entertainment Enterprises Ltd, which owns the trademark for Greenhouse, has decided to personally sue the two rappers.
The suit alleges that Brown and Drake caused the brawl "in circumvention of the venue's extensive security measures" and should bear all responsibility for the damage caused and for the damage to the club's reputation.
Entertainment Enterprises Ltd lawyer Andrew T. Miltenberg told Fox News of the action: "It's their posse, and they're in charge, and to the extent that they could have controlled or dissipated whatever was going on, we don't believe they did."
Miltenberg also said that the firm had decided to sue after a multi-million dollar deal to license other Greenhouse clubs around the country fell through due to the publicity after the brawl.
Neither Drake or Chris Brown have commented on the matter as yet. The owner's of the Greenhouse club themselves are not involved in the lawsuit and have also declined to comment.
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