In a lawsuit filed last week, a Houston resident claims that an unidentified man assaulted him after being denied entry into a San Francisco nightclub in 2014.
In response, Drake — real name Aubrey Drake Graham — has filed his own lawsuit, accusing the unnamed Houston man of intentionally deleting important evidence from the incident’s investigation.
According to court documents first spotted by TMZ, the Houston man says that he was denied entry into the club despite having paid his $100 admission fee. After hearing that the club would not let him in, the man says, he filed a complaint with the Houston Police Department, which in turn referred the matter to San Francisco’s police department.
The Los Angeles Times reported at the time that the complainant subsequently faced disciplinary action after failing to turn over the complete CCTV video and audio of the incident. The alleged victim’s attorney told the newspaper at the time that there was “evidence to suggest he did indeed assault Drake,” noting that the two were reportedly accompanied by a “large group of girls.”
Sometime later, Drake says he was approached by a person he identified as being “the victim.” The two men were “confused” at first, “bogged down in lengthy discussions,” and their conversation was “resolved.”
However, Drake alleges that two or three weeks later, a man with “an accent” approached the entertainer and said that he was the victim. The suit claims that the “victim” had communicated that the ongoing conversations had been intentionally deleted and that Drake in turn had “had knowledge that the victim’s voice was different than that of the video recordings and other recordings showing a different man at the scene.”
“Upon information and belief, the real victim has been pursuing a civil claim against Drake for a long time for his portion of the money he paid for his alcohol admission and for damages,” Drake’s suit says.
“Once this complaint was filed,” Drake alleges, “the video evidence was deleted from the police report, the dispatch recording, and other evidence systems.”
It’s unknown what, if any, sanctions Drake was seeking in the suit, or whether it has been updated in light of the alleged incident being deleted.
A representative for Drake did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Here’s what Drake said about what transpired.