Early Saturday morning, June 21st, outside of
Papas nightclub in Los Angeles, my client Suge Knight was attending a meeting
with Minister Tony Mohammed to work on plans for the upcoming 100,000-man March
Mr. Knight left the club with a group of other
people, including Mr. Mohammed, and went to retrieve his car. At this time another
patron, while waiting for his vehicle, got angry and shoved the valet.
There were numerous individuals present and many
of them have already given statements–which we have provided to the Parole
and Community Services Department–indicating Mr. Knight was not involved in
One of those individuals is Mr. Mohammad, who
will provide a statement today corroborating Mr. Knight’s innocence.
A week later, on June 27th, Mr. Knight’s parole
agent arrested him for allegedly being involved in an altercation. We have not
received any reports from any witnesses indicating that Mr. Knight was involved
in this or any other altercation on June 21st.
Mr. Knight maintains his innocence in this matter
and believes that, after a thorough investigation by the parole department,
he will be exonerated.
Unfortunately, for Mr. Knight, it appears that
he was arrested prior to a full investigation of the allegation. We have provided
names and statements of at least seven independent witnesses who were present
on June 21st.
The parole department apparently was not aware
that any of these individuals had been present.
We are confident that Mr. Knight has committed
no misconduct and will be completely exonerated. We sincerely hope that, after
speaking to these witnesses, the parole department will move to release Mr.
Knight as quickly as possible.