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Club W.i.P. Wants Tony Parker Lawsuit Dismissed

Club W.i.P. is now firing back at Tony Parker's lawsuit.

The club asked a court to throw out the San Antonio Spurs point guard's lawsuit, claiming that it has no merit, reports The Urban Daily. While Parker's eye injury suffered during a brawl at the club may be unfortunate, the club does not see why it should be on the hook for the $20 million that Parker is seeking.

Parker had claimed that Club W.i.P. should never have let both Drake and Chris Brown into the club given their personal beef, reports the Daily. Club W.i.P. countered that it's not their business to keep track of patrons' personal drama, and so they should not be liable for injuries resulting from the drama.

The brawl at Club W.i.P happened earlier this year when Drake's entourage had a run-in with Chris Brown's entourage. The fight allegedly happened after Brown sent Drake a bottle of expensive champagne, and Drake sent the bottle back with a note about their mutual love interest, Rihanna.

Pretty soon after that written shot, bottles started to be thrown and Tony Parker suffered an eye injury when glass got into his eye. Being a pro basketball player, maintaining excellent vision is obviously important to Parker, and so he brought the $20 million lawsuit.

In their defense, Club W.i.P. makes a valid claim that they can't possibly account for all the personal drama of their patrons. However, Chris Brown and Drake are not ordinary patrons. Clubs oftentimes seek out celebrities as that develops the cache of the club. Given that Drake and Chris Brown are usually in the headlines -- and usually somehow related to Rihanna -- it's not unreasonable to believe that the club knew about the stars bitter feud.

Regardless of the club's actual knowledge of Brown and Drake hating each other, the bigger question is why it didn't stop the fight from becoming an all-out, bottle-throwing brawl.

Even if the club can prove that they should not be responsible for all personal vendettas, the club likely has the responsibility for having security in place to prevent minor fights from escalating into brawls.

The basic question that needs to be answered in Tony Parker's lawsuit against Club W.i.P. is where was the security?

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