Conflicts arising from Straight Outta Compton have sparked a parade of legal nightmares for Marion “Suge” Knight — the latest of which saw him arraigned in an L.A. courtroom Thursday morning for allegedly threatening that film’s director, F. Gary Gray.
Knight was indicted in February on a charge of violating California’s Penal Code 422(a), which involves willful threats “to commit a crime which will result in death or great bodily injury to another person.” He was allegedly unhappy with his portrayal in the film and threatened Gray via text message in August 2014.
He’s also awaiting a 2018 trial for the murder of Terry Carter and attempted murder of Cle “Bone” Sloan, for which Knight plead not guilty. Knight pulled up to a Compton burger stand in January 2015 and fled after a brief conflict, running over both men.
The former rap mogul has also been fighting civil legal battles on several fronts, involving Dr. Dre, Chris Brown and Scott Storch — not to mention the wrongful death lawsuit he’s facing from Carter’s family.