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Dr Dre and Ice Cube removed from civil action relating to Suge Knight homicide

By | Published on Monday 10 October 2016

Straight Outta Compton

Dr Dre and Ice Cube have been removed from a previously reported civil lawsuit that stemmed from that incident last year when one time Deathrow Records boss Suge Knight drove a vehicle into two men, killing one of them.

Knight is still fighting murder charges in relation to that incident, but in June 2015 the widow of the man who was killed, Terry Carter, also filed civil proceedings, and included Dre and Ice Cube as defendants.

That was because the altercation that led to the homicide began on a nearby film set where a commercial for the NWA biopic ‘Straight Outta Compton’ was being filmed. Carter’s lawsuit alleged that the man her husband was with at the time of his death, Cle Sloan, had been hired to recruit local gang members to participate in the film shoot, as both extras and security.

Dre and Ice Cube were seemingly at the shoot, and it was the former who asked Sloan to remove Knight from the property after he showed up uninvited. It was that removal that subsequently led to the incident outside a burger bar a few miles away in which Carter was killed. The film’s makers, and Dre and Ice Cube, should therefore accept some responsibility for Carter’s death, the lawsuit concluded.

Unsurprisingly, legal reps for the two former NWA members quickly objected to that claim, arguing that they could not have been expected to foresee that their request that Knight be removed from the film set would “create undue risks for anyone, let alone Carter”.

According to TMZ, the judge overseeing the case seems to agree, striking the two men’s names off Carter’s lawsuit last week.