Universal, Suge Knight, Dr. Dre and Ice Cube Sued for Wrongful Death
According to Variety, The widow of a man who was killed after being struck by a vehicle driven by Suge Knight has filed a wrongful death suit against the rap mogul as well as producers of the upcoming film “Straight Outta Compton.” Universal Pictures, distributor of the film, was also named in the lawsuit, in addition to rapper/producers Dr. Dre and Ice Cube. The lawsuit was filed on Wednesday in Los Angeles. Lilian Carter, the widow of Terry Carter, claims that Universal was negligent by continuing filming in Compton, CA after Dr. Dre told the production that Knight was dangerous. She also claims that Knight “carelessly, recklessly, violently, and negligently drove Vehicle 1 towards Bone … causing Vehicle 1 to strike Terry Carter and killing him.” The incident, which took place earlier this year in Compton, happened near the location of a “Straight Outta Compton” promotional shoot. A spokesman for Universal could not be reached for comment. “This lawsuit concerns the tragic tale of how recklesscorporategreed, disguised as the quest for authenticity, (led) to a foreseeable altercation that resulted in the death of a successful businessman,” reads the complaint. Knight, the former Death Row records mogul, has pleaded not guilty to killing Carter. “Straight Outta Compton,” which opens later this year, details the rise of the N.W.A. rap group, which included Dr. Dre and Ice Cube.