The club where Chris Brown and Drake slugged it out and threw bottles at one another is not going to have a liquor license anymore. Club W.i.p. has been cited by the New York State Liquor Authority for numerous violations that came to light after the incident took place. Brown and others were cut and harmed by bottles flying during the fight and several lawsuits are in the process of being filed.
“The SLA will not tolerate violent bars that break the law,” State Liquor Authority Chairman Dennis Rosen said. “This should serve as a message that this agency will not hesitate to take immediate action when licensees pose a threat to public health and safety.”
The vote to place the emergency suspension of the club’s liquor license took place on Tuesday and the brawl was cited as one of the key reasons for the suspension. The club currently faces 17 violations of its alcohol license and is accused of having drug activity within the club. Additionally, the club was punished for a lack of supervision, a drain on police resources, and for using the name W.i.p. without permission from the state liquor authority.
San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker is suing the club for $20 million after cutting his eye during the fight. He is going to be unable to play in the Olympics because of his injury.