May 21st, 2010
11:32 AM ET

Lawyer: 'Suge' Knight innocent of weapons charge

The lawyer for Marion "Suge" Knight insists the rap music mogul did not point a gun at a man Wednesday night in the Los Angeles area.

"He's innocent, 100 percent," Marc Brumer told CNN in a phone interview. "Suge Knight is a businessman. He is not a person who would carry a gun or flash a gun at anybody. That's not Suge Knight."

Knight, 45, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon involving a firearm and with driving under a suspended license, the Los Angeles Police said.

According to investigators, an unidentified man reported that Knight aimed a weapon at him. Knight, who co-founded Death Row Records, was later found driving a Cadillac Escalade in the city of Gardena, in the greater Los Angeles area, police said. He was arrested there without incident just after midnight, authorities said.

Knight was released after posting $60,000 bail, his attorney said.

Brumer said Knight was driving in the area because he was meeting with a young music artist.

Knight would be cleared of the charges against him, the attorney said.

"There was never a gun found," Brumer said. "He was very cooperative, answered all the questions police had, and we just feel that he shouldn't have been arrested."

Brumer suggested that the man who said Knight pointed a gun at him should be investigated for making a false allegation.

"There are a lot of people that hate (Knight) and are jealous of what he has obtained in his life," Brumer said.

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  1. Bix Nood

    A rapper INNOCENT? Whoa now there's a news story!

    May 21, 2010 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Kevin

      he's never rapped a verse in his life. Nice try though

      May 21, 2010 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bix Nood

      A black that's NOT A RAPPER? OH MY GODDDDDD

      May 21, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • BigRedd74

      Funny how simple simons always act like they know people they have never spoken with. lol! You clowns!

      May 21, 2010 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Andy

    Jealous of what? The fact you can cuss, put down women, and put down the police, in a "song?" Yeah, I'm jealous...

    May 21, 2010 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Kevin

      He's not a rapper. I hope you enjoy being misinformed

      May 21, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Informer

    I know he's not a rapper. He is also not the same guy who had Vanilla Ice dangled over a balcony compelling him to sign over monetary rights to "ice, ice baby." He's also not the guy that should have died instead of Tupac. His lawyer is full of it... He IS the type of guy to threaten others with a weapon!!!

    May 21, 2010 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Crash

    sugs fav rap....who chew mean you can't find theey to dis cell

    May 21, 2010 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |