The family of the man Suge Knight ran over with a truck during the production set of the NWA biopic, has been seeking damages from Universal, Dr. Dre and Ice Cube over his death. The lawsuit mentioned that Cube, Dre and production were at fault for allowing Suge to enter the set, as it was seen as a hostile environment with him there.
The victim, Terry Carter was caught in between an argument between Suge and Cle “Bone” Sloan, a technical adviser hired by the film’s director. It’s reported that Suge was confronted by Sloan, and that’s when Carter tried to mediate the situation, ultimately leading to his death. Suge then proceeded to hit the gas, which led to Carter being struck by the car.
The court then chose absolve Cube and Dre of any wrongdoing. Their official statement:
“Indeed, on the facts alleged in the operative complaint, there is good reason to conclude any alleged confrontation between Sloan and Knight at Tam’s Burgers with Carter present would be non-violent. The earlier interaction between Sloan and Knight at base camp was, by plaintiffs’ own admission, non- violent, and plaintiffs make no allegation that Knight or Sloan made any threats of future harm or violence during their base camp exchange of words — nor that defendants ever directed Sloan to confront Knight in a violent manner.”
Suge has now reportedly gone through 15 different lawyers during this hit-and-run case.