Man Sues BET Over Awards Show Shooting
It looks like BET has another lawsuit on their hands.
According to TMZ the television network is being sued by Antwon Black, a man who says he was shot at an after-party following the 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards. Black explains that BET hosted an official after-party celebration for the awards show at the Compound Night Club in Atlanta on October 2, 2011, which he attended. During the celebration, Black was shot in the leg. He’s now requesting that BET and parent company, Viacom, pay up.
Black claims that the shooting was due to negligence on behalf of nightclub security for allowing one of its frequent patrons to enter the club without being checked for weapons. In addition to BET and Viacom, he is also suing the Compound Nightclub.
It’s unclear why he waited so long to take action. BET has yet to comment in the allegations; however, this will be the second major lawsuit triggered by one of their awards shows. As you may recall, Internet personality B. Scott also has an impending gender discrimination lawsuit against the network following a wardrobe discrepancy at the 2013 BET Awards.