Def Jam and popular Latin dance club Conga Room,
which is co-owned by Jennifer Lopez, were hit with a lawsuit by the mother of
a shooting victim who claims there wasn't enough security at the party where
he was shot and killed.
Jerry Bonds, who was also a suspect in the murder
of Tupac Shakur, was slain at approximately 11:45 pm inside The Conga Room,
which is located in Los Angeles' Miracle Mile district.
Police say there were about 200 to 300 people
in the club when the gunman shot the victim on the second floor. The gunman
fled the scene.
Police have no description of the gunman and
did not recover the weapon, believed to be a semiautomatic pistol.
Bonds' mother, Beverly Jackson, filed a wrongful
death lawsuit, seeking damages from the label.
Invitations sent out were from the National Turntablist
Association. The event was described as a listening party for LL Cool J.
Def Jam has maintained that they were not the
sponsor of the event and that the promoters used their name and artists without