Dr. Dre and Ice Cube officially contend that they're not liable in the wrongful death lawsuit currently aimed at Suge Knight.
After Suge Knight ran over two men (killing one) while fleeing the "Straight Outta Compton" set earlier this year, a wrongful death lawsuit was levied against him, charging him with the murder of Terry Carter and the attempted murder of Cle "Bone" Sloan. Also named as defendants in the suit were Dr. Dre and Ice Cube, on grounds that they were liable for Sloan's life, as he was one of the film's technical advisors and was specifically requested to escort Knight off the premises. Today, both Cube and Dre have filed a motion to be released from the suit.
Their motion states:
"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."
They both maintain that they "did not create undue risks for anyone, let alone Carter."