Dr. Dre, Ice Cube Named In Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Suge Knight
Suge Knight, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube and others involved in the N.W.A biopic, Straight Outta Compton, have been named in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the widow of the man Knight hit with his pickup truck in January.
According to the AP, Lilian Carter, the widow of Terry Carter, filed the lawsuit on Wednesday (June 3) in Los Angeles... name Suge, Universal Studios, and both Dre and Cube.
It alleges that Universal was negligent by continuing filming in Compton, California, after Dre warned the production to keep Knight away -- whom has beefed with him for years.
The suit also alleges that the studio negligently hired Cle "Bone" Sloan, whose fight with Knight led to Carter being run over. Sloan, who was run over by Suge's truck in the incident, was working as an adviser on the film, helping broker deals with gang members, so that it could shoot in Compton.
"This lawsuit concerns the tragic tale of how reckless corporate greed, disguised as the quest for authenticity, (led) to a foreseeable altercation that resulted in the death of a successful businessman," the complaint states.
Howard King, an attorney for Dr. Dre, called the lawsuit "preposterous."
Suge Knight is facing murder charges and has pleaded not guilty. He faces life in prison, if convicted.