New York State Liquor Authority charges W.i.P. with 17 violations, saying the club poses a 'threat to public health and safety.' By Rob Markman
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The fall-out from June 14's bottle-bashing brawl reportedly between Drake's and Chris Brown's camps continues.
On Tuesday, The New York State Liquor Authority ordered an emergency suspension of W.i.P.'s liquor license, the club where the incident took place. W.i.P., with its adjacent (and affiliated) club Greenhouse, were both slapped with 17 separate violations.
The New York Daily News is reporting that R. Kelly, New York Knicks basketball star Iman Shumpert and the cast of the upcoming film "Savages" all had scheduled parties at the clubs, but now will have to look for new venues.
"The SLA will not tolerate violent bars that break the law," SLA Chairman Dennis Rosen said in a press release obtained by MTV News. "This should serve as a message that this agency will not hesitate to take immediate action when licensees pose a threat to public health and safety."
The release cites 10 separate assaults and altercations at the two clubs, the earliest occurring on March 11 and the latest being the bottle-throwing incident which left quite a few patrons injured, including NBA star Tony Parker, who is now suing the club for $20 million after he suffered a cut in his left eye.
While both Drake and Chris Brown and their respective entourages have been implicated in the brawl, police have yet to charge any of the men with a crime. Meek Mill, whose has also seen his name circulate in the brawl rumors, will appear on Wednesday's "RapFix Live" and address the drama starting at 4 p.m.