The situation between music superstars Chris Brown and Drake has been a dramatic one since the June 13th nightclub fracas that left Brown with a large gash on his chin as a result of being struck by a thrown bottle, and it has now graduated from simple blog fodder to an actual legal issue.
TMZ reports that Brown has spoken to the New York Police Department about the fight and that his attorney, Mark Geragos, has supplied the Department with “physical evidence” that shows both Drake and fellow rapper Meek Mill were the aggressors.
Contrary to the TMZ report, however, the NY Daily News reports that Brown is insisting that he never even saw Drake at the nightclub, possibly due to fear of being labeled a “snitch.”
The entertainment news site also reports that Drake has been “cooperating with police,” but could not confirm whether he’d actually been questioned. The rapper’s representatives apparently have spoken to police, as have Brown’s bodyguard “Lil’ Pat,” who also sustained injuries, and Brown’s girlfriend Karrueche Tran.
NYPD reps say that neither Brown nor Drake are currently considered suspects in the melee, and that Brown is a “witness and a victim.”
In more recent developments, the Daily News also reports that the NYPD is investigating whether gunshots were fired during the incident.
Police spokesman Paul Browne tells the paper that several eyewitnesses reported “what they believed to be shots fired during the disturbance,” although so far there is no ballistic evidence to support the claims.
There were also at least five non-celebrity patrons injured by broken glass after bottles began flying.
Long Island attorney Steven Gaitman has already announced that he is suing the club and both superstar’s posses on behalf of his client, Howard Clement of Brooklyn, who claims he was injured during the donnybrook.
“As far as the extent of his injury, Howard is seeking medical attention and we decline to comment further at this time,” Gaitman said.
The Daily News also reports that 23-year-old Australian tourist Meghan Cassidy was knocked unconscious after bottles began flying through air.
Police were called to the club at approximately 4:15am Thursday morning, shortly after the brawl began, but both Brown and Drake were gone by the time they arrived. The club was also in disarray.
Brown is currently on probation stemming from his 2009 assault charge levied after he struck then-girlfriend Rihanna. It is currently unknown whether this incident will be considered a violation.