Suge Knight is saying that Dr. Dre tried to have him killed.
Just when you think the saga of Suge Knight couldn’t get any crazier, it does.
On Friday, Knight’s new lawyer, Thaddeus Culpepper, filed a motion with Los Angeles Superior Court alleging a “massive cover-up”: that Knight’s former pal-turned-foe, Dr. Dre, conspired with the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department to have the plus-sized music mogul murdered at a club in Los Angeles. The motion further argued that Knight is currently being held on lockdown—sans any communication or visitor privileges—in order to prevent him from “connecting” his current murder case with the nightclub shooting.
According to TMZ, Knight claims that on the night of August 24, 2014, Sheriff’s Deputy Henry Boyd was working at the nightclub 1 Oak in West Hollywood, California. It was a pre-MTV Video Music Awards party hosted by Chris Brown, and according to the docs filed by Knight’s attorney, there is surveillance footage showing Deputy Boyd allowing the alleged gunman into the club right before Knight was shot six times. In a strange twist, Knight also alleges in the legal docs that “the shooter confessed that Dr. Dre paid him and a friend $50K for the hit,” and that not only did the L.A. Country Sheriff’s Department “inexplicably release the shooter from custody,” but that Culpepper is “privy to video shot at LAX which allegedly shows Deputy Boyd helping the gunman flee the country,” reported TMZ.
Knight, 50, is currently behind bars on murder and attempted murder charges stemming from his involvement in a January 29, 2015, incident in which he killed one man and maimed another with his vehicle in the parking lot of the Compton fast food joint Tam’s Burgers, near where a promo shoot was occurring for the N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton. The gruesome incident was caught on video.
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