While Suge Knight stands accused of murder, he has issued a lawsuit of his own, claiming that Dr. Dre tried to have him killed. The former Death Row Records boss says that Dre wanted him dead so that he could avoid paying around $300 million.
Suge is currently facing a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the widow of Terry Carter, Lilian. Lilian Carter has also named Dre, Ice Cube and Universal Music in the suit after Knight was filmed running down Terry Carter in his truck during filming for the N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton.
However, Knight’s attorney, Thaddeus L. Culpepper stated that:
Knight claims that Dr Dre was responsible for the incident that saw Carter killed, since Suge was only trying to escape men that Dre had organized to kill him. Suge also says that Dre was behind an August 2014 shooting attack in Hollywood where Suge was shot multiple times.
But why would Dre want Suge dead?
Suge claims that Dre signed a life-long deal with him when they ended their partnership in Death Row Records back in 1996. Knight says that the deal means he is entitled to 30% of Dre’s earnings for life – including therefore a cut of the $3 billion sale of Dre’s Beats headphone company to Apple.
However, Dre’s lawyer, Howard King refutes the allegations, saying:
We’re not sure about this one – surely Dre wouldn’t have organized a hit in broad daylight in a crowded parking lot?
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