The behind the scenes news for Straight Outta Compton continues to get weirder and weirder every hour.
Suge Knight’s hit-and-run incident on the set of the film that left Terry Carter dead and Cle “Bone” Sloan injured earlier this year, and resulted in the former Death Row CEO’s incarceration, has apparently involved Ice Cube and Dr. Dre for quite some time. They were named defendants on the case because since Sloan was a technical advisor on the film along with being specifically requested to escort Knight off the set, Cube and Dre were responsible for his safety – and as producers of the film, were therefore liable.
Billboard reports that earlier yesterday (August 18), they both asked to be removed as defendants, in a statement that reads:
“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, Bone 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.”
The plot thickens.