Marion ‘Suge’ Knight Claims Dr. Dre Hired Hitmen To Kill Him
Knight alleges that Dre tried to have him killed twice - in 2014 and 2015.
Record mogul Marion ‘Suge’ has accused Dr. Dre of hiring hitmen to kill him – twice.
Knight is currently pleading not guilty to a murder charge after a criminal hit-and-run incident following an argument in a Compton parking lot in the US.
In a lawsuit that was made public on Monday, Knight claimed that Dre tried to have him killed twice – in 2014 and 2015.
Sky News reports that Knight alleges "he was defending himself as another man, filmmaker Cle "Bone" Sloan, allegedly pulled a gun on him.
"Several months earlier Knight was shot seven times at a Hollywood party thrown by R&B star Chris Brown."
“Andre Young is responsible for both crimes," the lawsuit said, referring to Dr. Dre by his given name.
"It is a well-known fact that Young and Knight are not friends," said the lawsuit, which seeks financial damages.
A lawyer for Dr. Dre has reportedly dismissed the allegations as far-fetched.
Meanwhile, Cle Sloan, who was injured in the car park incident, has denied threatening Knight.
Suge Knight co-founded the once very successful Death Row Records (it was making $100 million a year in the mid 90s) with Dr. Dre.
If found guilty to the hit-and-run charges, Marion 'Suge' Knight could face life in prison.