By E. Parker
Lawyers for Dr. Dre and Ice Cube have asked a judge to let them off the hook as defendants in a wrongful death lawsuit, in which Suge Knight hit a man with his SUV near a shoot location for the film, Straight Outta Compton.
The lawsuit, filed by the wife of the deceased, blamed Dre and Cube as the film’s producers for her husband’s death. It asserts that it is part of a “tragic tale of how reckless corporate greed, disguised as a quest for authenticity, lead to a foreseeable altercation that resulted in the death of a successful businessman named Terry Carter, and left his wife of 28 years, and his two daughters asking why his death ever had to occur,” as reported by The Hollywood Reporter.
Suge Knight, Dre’s former partner at Death Row Records, has long plagued Dre with taunts and threats since their splitting in the 1990s. The motion blames the parties involved for not averting the risk that Suge presented with his mere presence and history of violence.
“These allegations plainly demonstrate that allowing Suge to remain at the base camp posed a serious risk that Suge could have injured someone at the camp—including Dr. Dre… or one of the numerous cast and crew working on the film. Certainly, the risk that Suge might leave the base camp and proceed to his fatal confrontation with Carter was no more foreseeable than the possibility that Suge would injure or kill someone else if he had been permitted to stay.”