The family of a man who was run down and killed, allegedly by Marion “Suge” Knight, has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the former rap mogul, it was reported Wednesday.
Knight, 50, is charged with one count each of murder, attempted murder and hit-and-run for allegedly killing 55-year-old Terry Carter and injuring Cle “Bone” Sloan on Jan. 29 with his pickup truck in the parking lot of Tam’s Burgers in the 1200 block of West Rosecrans Avenue.
He remains jailed.
The website TMZ.com reported that Carter’s family has sued Knight, along with Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Sloan and Universal Studios, seeking unspecified damages. According to TMZ, the lawsuit contends that the producers of a film called “Straight Outta Compton” — including Dr. Dre and Ice Cube — hired known gang members to provide security for location shoots for the film and promotional materials for the production, which focuses on the emergence of the rap group N.W.A.
Those gang members threatened Knight, leading to the confrontation at Tam’s Burgers that left Carter dead, the lawsuit alleges, according to TMZ.
Entertainment Weekly reported on its website that the lawsuit was filed by Carter’s wife, Lillian, on behalf of herself and their two daughters.
The lawsuit contends that Knight “carelessly, recklessly, violently and negligently” drove his vehicle toward Carter and Sloan.
Knight is due back in court July 7.
— City News Service