(AllHipHop News) The Chris Brown-Drake nightclub fight saga continues, and the two stars are planning to take the next round of the battle to the courtroom. According to TMZ, Brown and Drake both filed legal suits against each other recently claiming that the other was responsible for the late night brawl that broke out at the W.i.P. nightclub last summer.
The bottle-throwing altercation in the VIP section of the SoHo club caused extensive damage to the venue and several people were injured including club patrons, NBA star Tony Parker, and Brown himself.
The “Don’t Judge Me” singer and the “Started From The Bottom” rapper both managed to avoid criminal charges from the fight, but they have been named in a civil lawsuit from French model Romain Julien who is claiming that he has suffered permanent damage to his right hand as a result of the melee.
Last August, Brown and Drake were also sued by the owners of the W.i.P. club asking for $16 million for damages and ruining the reputation of the brand. Jon Bakhshi, owner of the club, claimed that his Entertainment Enterprises was about to close a $4 million deal to expand his clubs nationally, but the fight at W.i.P. effectively scared off other investors.
Now Drake and Brown have apparently turned to sue each other in order to get a judge to decide who was responsible for the fight. The guilty party would then be forced to pay any damages resulting from the civil lawsuit filed against both performers by Julien.
Brown has had a string of legal issues arise in recent weeks. On February 6, he was back in court in Los Angeles to face a possible probation violation stemming from his 2009 assault on girlfriend Rihanna.