LOS ANGELES — Former swat noble Marion “Suge” Knight pleaded not guilty Thursday to allegations that he threatened to kill or seriously harm the executive of the film “Straight Outta Compton.”
The Death Row Records co-founder seemed in justice in Los Angeles after being indicted on rapist hazard charges stemming from an Aug 2014 occurrence when Knight allegedly threatened the film’s director, F. Gary Gray.
The 2015 biopic focused on the arise and tumble of the hip bound organisation N.W.A. and Knight is decorated in the film as an successful figure in the swat transformation in Compton in the late ’80s and ’90s. One of the group’s members, Dr. Dre, left N.W.A. after he hired Knight as his manager.
The two after founded Death Row Records, which fueled mafiosi rap’s recognition in the 1990s and its register enclosed Dr. Dre, Tupac Shakur and Snoop Dogg. Knight lost control of the company after it was forced into bankruptcy.
Knight’s attorney, Matthew Fletcher, told reporters that his client had been in negotiations with Gray and was seeking remuneration for the use of his correspondence in the film.
The complaint against Knight alleges he done specific threats against Gray that conveyed “an evident available of execution,” heading Gray to fear for his life and the reserve of his family. Fletcher pronounced Knight denies melancholy Gray.
“There is positively no justification he sent any texts melancholy him,” the invulnerability profession said.
Knight stays jailed and is available hearing on anoccurrence in which he ran over two men outward a Compton burger stand, killing one. His lawyers have pronounced he was journey armed enemy when he struck the men.
Knight, 52, was systematic held on $1 million bail, pronounced Ricardo Santiago, a orator for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. He is due back in justice next week.
Knight pleaded no competition in 1995 and was condemned to 5 years’ trial for assaulting two rappers in 1992. He was condemned to jail in 1997 for violating his trial by holding partial in a fight at a Las Vegas hotel hours before Shakur was fatally bleeding in a drive-by sharpened as he rode in Knight’s car.