Somehow even while behind bars, Suge Knight’s legal problems just keep stacking up. The Death Row Records co-founder, who is already in jail awaiting a murder trial, was recently indicted for sending death threats to Straight Outta Compton director F. Gary Gray.
Court documents obtained by TMZ claim, “On or about August 8, 2014, Suge … threatened to commit a crime which would result in death and great bodily injury to Felix Gary Gray.” The celebrity news site claims that Suge was furious about his portrayal in the N.W.A biopic, which is what motivated the threats. In the film, he’s shown using excessive violence and extortion to keep his artists in check and even beat up with late Eazy-E in order to get Dr. Dre out of his contract with Ruthless Records. Yeah…not exactly a modern day hero.
What’s ironic about the entire situation is that according to his lawyers, Suge was perfectly fine with his portrayal in the Tupac Shakur biopic, All Eyez on Me, although he was still portrayed as the same gang-banging CEO.
Suge is currently serving time after running over and killing a man involved in the production of Straight Outta Compton. His people tell TMZ they believe the law is out to get him, and that he is being mistreated in prison.
Suge is scheduled to be arraigned on the charge involving F. Gary Gray Thursday.
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