Suge Knight is currently serving a 28-year prison sentence after he was charged with the murder of Terry Carter on January 29, 2015. The case never went to trial after Knight accepted a plea deal and was convicted of voluntary manslaughter in September 2018, but he’s still facing a wrongful death lawsuit from Carter’s family.
Appearing in court on Wednesday (June 8) to defend himself in the lawsuit, Knight discussed the events that led up to the incident, including his failed meeting with Dr. Dre at an office for the Straight Outta Compton movie. According to Rolling Stone, Knight claimed he wasn’t trying to confront Dre, despite testifying that police told him Dre hired the man who shot him seven times at Chris Brown’s pre-VMA party in 2014.
Dr. Dre previously denied the allegation when it was made in a civil court cross-complaint in 2016, with Dre’s lawyer stating at the time, “Given that Dre has had zero interaction with Suge since leaving Death Row Records in 1996, we hope that Suge’s lawyer has lots of malicious prosecution insurance.”