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Chris Brown, Drake Sued for $16 Million Over Club Brawl

Shareif Ziyadat/Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- Chris Brown and Drake have been slapped with a $16 million lawsuit following their alleged brawl at New York City nightclub W.i.P on June 14.

In a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Manhattan Supreme Court, Entertainment Enterprises, which runs W.I.P. and the adjoining club, Greenhouse, claimed the stars were responsible for the fight that broke out at the nightclub. The lawsuit alleged the “violent brawl” “destroyed” the Greenhouse name, which the lawsuit called “valuable property.” Entertainment Enterprises is seeking $16 million in damages for “gross negligence,” “ultrahazardous activity” and “intentional illegal acts.”

The fight started because Brown and Drake, “each shared a grudge against the other arising out of their romantic relationships with the same woman,” the lawsuit said. The “same woman” is reportedly singer Rihanna, Brown’s ex-girlfriend and Drake’s one-time fling.

Both Brown and Drake brought entourages into the club, and although the nightclub ensured they were unarmed, the lawsuit said, they were, “trained and/or experienced in hand-to-hand and weapons combat.” The lawsuit added that after becoming intoxicated and beginning to “fight violently” with each other, the performers encouraged their entourages to attack each other with bottles and makeshift knives.

Brown and Drake’s “posses” made “deadly weapons” out of whatever they could find, including glass bottles and furniture, the lawsuit said.

“Defendants overran the nightclubs’ extensive security measures and the brawl overtook the entire space,” the lawsuit said.

The lawsuit claimed that other club goers were unable to protect themselves from the fight, which “severely injured” several people, including professional basketball player Tony Parker. Parker has filed a separate lawsuit against Greenhouse and W.i.P for $20 million.

Before the fight, Entertainment Enterprises, which owns the trademark to the Greenhouse name, had negotiated a $4 million deal to hand over the name. When the nightclub brawl was covered extensively by the media, the deal fell through because the Greenhouse name was associated with violence and was “worthless,” according to the lawsuit.

The lawsuit said Brown and Drake ,“should have seen that their notoriety and celebrity would ensure that their acts had far-reaching and devastating effects.” The Greenhouse name would not have been destroyed if they hadn’t fought, the lawsuit said.

Reps for Drake and Brown would not comment on the suit.

“Drake did not participate in any wrongdoing of any kind last night at W.i.P,” said a statement released by Drake’s rep the day after the incident. "He was on his way out of the club when the altercation began. He did not engage in any activity which resulted in injury to person or damage to property.”

“Chris, Karrueche [Brown's girlfriend] and his friends were victims of a brutal attack last night at W.i.P,” Brown’s publicist told ABC News after the brawl. “They sustained several injuries.  Chris and his party are cooperating with NY authorities who are pursuing this incident further.”

According to Brown’s Twitter account after the fight, a member of Drake’s camp threw a bottle at Brown and then hid behind security guards.

“Ok! N****s stand behind security!!!! Ok! U don’t pay them enough!” Brown tweeted after the incident. He later deleted the message. He also deleted a photo of himself that showed a gash on his chin.

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Tony Parker Suing Nightclub for Injury After the Chris Brown-Drake Brawl

iStockphoto/ThinkStock(NEW YORK) -- The San Antonio Spurs guard, Tony Parker, has sued the owners of the SoHo nightclub, W.i.P. for $20 million, according to the New York Post.

The Manhattan Supreme Court has papers that say Parker suffered a “corneal laceration of the left eye and other injuries” due to the fight when he was with Chris Brown.

Brown and Drake were not named in the suit, but both dated the singer Rihanna, and the lawsuit said the club owners, “were reckless, careless and negligent in permitting Drake’s entourage and Brown’s entourage to be in the club at the same time despite known tension between the two.”

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Club Manager Arrested After Chris Brown, Drake Brawl

Shareif Ziyadat/Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- One day after a bottle-throwing fight erupted between Chris Brown and Drake at a New York City club, police arrested the manager of the club.

Jonathan Cantor, the manager of Greenhouse, was taken into custody Thursday night after police found out he had two outstanding warrants against him. He was summonsed for a noise violation for loud music and arrested for his open warrants.

W.i.P., the club where Drake and Brown fought, is located in the basement of Greenhouse, and is a joint venture between Greenhouse and firm Collective Hardware. Following Cantor’s arrest, the clubs were shut hours before their normal 4 a.m. closing time and the patrons were sent home.

Though multiple photos and videos of Brown and Drake’s brawl have appeared online, their reps maintain that the hip-hop stars did nothing wrong.

“Chris, Karrueche [Brown's girlfriend] and his friends were victims of a brutal attack last night at W.i.P.,” Brown’s publicist told ABC News. “They sustained several injuries.  Chris and his party are cooperating with NY authorities who are pursuing this incident further.”

NYPD have interviewed Brown, as a victim and not as a suspect, they say.

In a statement to ABC News, Drake’s publicist said, “Drake did not participate in any wrongdoing of any kind last night at W.i.P. He was on his way out of the club when the altercation began. He did not engage in any activity which resulted in injury to person or damage to property.”

Cops are investigating what happened on Wednesday night. When they arrived at the club at 4 a.m. Thursday after receiving a call about disorderly conduct, they found one man and four women who had sustained non-life threatening injuries. No charges were filed.

Brown tweeted about the incident, posting a photo of himself with a gash on his chin, but subsequently deleted those tweets.

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Justin Bieber Photog Scuffle Going to Prosecutors

Kevin Mazur/WireImage via ABC(LOS ANGELES) -- While detectives are continuing to investigate allegations of battery against Justin Bieber, the case is being referred to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office, ABC News has learned.

According to ABC News’ Los Angeles station KABC, the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department has forwarded the case to the DA’s Office for possible prosecution. Sheriff’s detectives have already interviewed the alleged victim and plan to interview witnesses, according to a department release. They have also requested an interview with the singer.

Just days before his scuffle with a photographer Sunday, Bieber learned some boxing moves from heavyweight champ Mike Tyson himself.

A video of Bieber getting a lesson from Tyson has gone viral on YouTube. Tyson also posted a of him posing with the singer before they started training.

It’s not clear whether Bieber used some of the moves he learned on a photographer who was trying to snap pictures of the singer and his girlfriend, actress Selena Gomez. But now, the teen pop singer is being investigated for battery, according to ABC News Los Angeles station KABC.

Police tell ABC News that Bieber has still not come forward for questioning after the alleged knock-down blow-up that left the singer without a shoe and his girlfriend picking up his hat.

The photographer, who has not been identified, said Bieber struck him in the face as the couple exited a shopping center in Calabasas, Calif., on a Sunday afternoon movie date. Witnesses told ABC News that the photographer was blocking Bieber’s car, leading to the star’s reaction.

“They were stopping him from leaving the parking lot and that made him really mad,” witness Summer Janis told ABC News.

Bieber and Gomez left before the authorities could arrive, KABC reported. But the photographer complained of pain and insisted on an ambulance. He also filed a police report, alleging battery by the 18-year-old singer, but sources tell TMZ he only did so after a lawyer passing by suggested that he could get some money out of it.

Sheriff’s officials said the photographer was transported to a nearby hospital, where he was treated and released.

Bieber has not commented on the confrontation but took to Twitter early Monday morning to say, “gonna focus on the important stuff, the music.”

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Report: Lindsay Lohan Bar 'Victim' Trying to Sell Story

Mark Boster-Pool/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- The woman who claims Lindsay Lohan assaulted her in a Hollywood nightclub last week is attempting to tell her story to a gossip magazine, according to RadarOnline.

Lohan, who ended her formal probation less than two weeks ago, has been accused of shoving 34-year-old waitress Marissa Sullivan Dugas after she apparently took a liking to one of Lohan's friends.  However, both Lohan and her rep insist she wasn't even at the bar where her would-be victim told cops the altercation took place.

"There is just one little problem with this scenario," a source tells the gossip site.  "Lindsay absolutely wasn't even at The Standard on Thursday night.  This entire debacle was completely fabricated and the allegations are totally bogus.  Lindsay's attorneys are LIVID, and when it's proven that this girl made up these allegations, her a** is grass."

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Lindsay Lohan, Rep Say Bar Fight Story Is False

Toby Canham/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Lindsay Lohan and her spokesman are refuting another accusation of bad behavior from the former Mean Girls star.

Lohan, who ended her formal probation less than two weeks ago, has been accused of mixing it up with a female bar patron who apparently took a liking to one of Lohan's friends at a club last week.

TMZ reports the alleged victim filed a battery report with the West Hollywood Sheriff's Department on Saturday, claiming Lohan shoved her in response to her chatting up one of the embattled celeb's friends.  A source tells the gossip site, however, that Lohan was at home watching TV at the time of the alleged attack.

Steve Honig, Lohan's rep is also crying foul.  He issued a statement to E! Sunday saying, "This is just another instance of somebody making up a story to either get money, fifteen minutes of fame or a little bit of both. ...There is no truth to the accusations."

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Report: Adam Lambert Arrested in Finland After Brawl with Boyfriend

Barry King/FilmMagic(HELSINKI, Finland) -- Adam Lambert was arrested in Finland Wednesday night after getting into a brawl with his boyfriend outside a bar, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Lambert and his boyfriend Sauli Koskinen, a star of the Finnish version of Big Brother, reportedly started arguing inside a gay bar in Helsinki, but when they were kicked out of the establishment, they continued arguing in the street.  A woman who was hanging out with Lambert and Koskinen in the bar told a Finnish entertainment channel that when she tried to get between them to break up the fight, Lambert hit her by mistake.

When the police arrived, they took both Lambert and Koskinen into custody, and they were questioned and released on Thursday.  Afterwards, Koskinen wrote on his blog, in a comment that was translated from the Finnish by Google Translate, "Publicity is not easy, but also celebrities are just human. Love is not easy either, but it lasts forever!"

Lambert, who arrived in Finland on Dec. 19 to celebrate Christmas with Koskinen, has yet to tweet anything about the incident.

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Report: Shia LaBeouf Involved in Bar Fight

Dave Hogan/Getty Images(VANCOUVER, Canada) -- Shia LaBeouf got into a nasty bar fight in Vancouver, Canada over the weekend, according to RadarOnline.  

The website quotes a witness as saying the actor was partying solo when he got into a confrontation with a couple of people.  The witness says LaBeouf “took a few punches to the face.  He was obviously pretty intoxicated.”

The source says the 25-year-old actor and the much larger bar patron were separated by security and kicked out, but once outside, the man ran up to LaBeouf and pounded him to the ground with at least three punches to his head.  The website says photos taken the next morning show the actor with marks and swelling on the left side of his face.

LaBeouf is in Canada filming the political thriller The Company You Keep.

RadarOnline says the Transformers star has a history of drunken incidents, including a bar fight earlier this year in California and a DUI arrest in 2007.

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