A California appeals court agrees it wasn't foreseeable that Suge Knight would harm a local businessman who attempted to mediate a conflict during the production of the N.W.A biopic.
A California appeals court rejected a bid on Wednesday to revive a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of Terry Carter, who was killed during the 2015 production of the N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton when Suge Knight ran him over with a truck.
As the story is told, Dr. Dre and Knight have had a long, contentious history with each other ever since the mid-1990s, when the hip-hop star left Death Row Records. Straight Outta Compton featured a small bit of the relationship between the two, and when the movie was shooting in Compton, Knight showed up.
The filmmakers had hired Cle "Bone" Sloan as a technical advisor to assist in security, and when Knight appeared at base camp, Sloan confronted Knight and directed him to leave. After a verbal altercation, Knight did. Sometime later, a meeting was arranged at the parking lot of a nearby fast food restaurant. Carter, a local businessman and somewhat of a mediator, was there. When tensions escalated, Knight hit his gas pedal, and for his actions, he's due to stand trial for murder in September.