Spurs' Tony Parker sues NYC club over eye injury

In this photograph provided by PHOTOPRESS Tony Parker poses with his Tissot Racing-Touch Limited Edition 2011: One year after signing professional basketball player Tony Parker as global ambassador in the brand's flagship store on the Champs-Elysees, Tissot launched the Tissot Racing-Touch Tony Parker Limited Edition 2011 at the prestigious Par Coeur Gala in Paris on Monday, Sept.26, 2011. (Sebastien d'Halloy/PHOTOPRESS via AP Images)

June 22, 2012 8:05:01 AM PDT
San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker is suing a New York City club and its operators for $20 million over a scratched retina he says he suffered during a fight involving singer Chris Brown and members of hip-hop star Drake's entourage.

The suit was filed in State Supreme Court in Manhattan on Thursday. It says the W.i.P club in SoHo and its operators were negligent in security and supervision, which allowed the fight to take place.

Chris Brown, his girlfriend and his bodyguard were among eight injured during the fight inside the club last week. Police say members of Drake's entourage stopped Brown as he was leaving. The fight escalated and bottles were thrown.

There was no answer at phone numbers listed as affiliated with those named in the lawsuit.