In 2014, Suge Knight was shot several times in West Hollywood. Earlier this year, Knight and his lawyer alleged that the shooting was ordered by Dr. Dre. Now, Knight has filed a lawsuit against Dre for unspecified damages, TMZ reports. In the suit, Knight claims that he had a lifetime management deal with Dre, which gave him 30 percent of Dre’s entertainment earnings. Knight alleges that Dre attempted to cut ties because Apple–which bought Beats Electronics for $3 billion in 2014–reportedly did not want to be associated with Knight. As a result, Knight claims in his lawsuit that Dre ordered the hitman to try to kill him.
Also in the lawsuit, Knight reportedly claims that Dre and Universal–which distributed Straight Outta Compton–paid Cle “Bone” Sloan $300,000, suggesting that he was supposed to murder Knight. Sloan was one of two men whom Knight hit with his car in a 2015 hit and run near the set of a Straight Outta Compton promotional suit. Knight killed the other man, Terry Carter, and is currently in jail, charged with murder; Sloane sustained non-life threatening injuries.
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