Chris Brown Bodyguard ‘Big Pat’ Files Suit Over Brawl, Injuries

Calling Drake a "popular and successful, albeit critically derided, entertainer," Patrick "Big Pat" Strickland has filed suit against the "Started From The Bottom" rapper/singer and the Soho nightclub where he was severely injured in 2012.

As widely reported, Big Pat, hired to protect Chris Brown as a bodyguard, was critically injured during the infamous W.i.p brawl last year, which left him with a visible gash in his forehead.

"Strickland, 43, who hails from Queens Village, claims the hot spot, W.i.P., is responsible for the ugly head cut he suffered during the melee because it sat Brown's entourage and Drake's crew near each other, even though staffers knew the celebrities were beefing over sultry R&B songstress Rihanna," reports NY Daily News.

In his suit, Big Pat claims that he was hit in the head, required stitches and has endured severe disfiguring injuries to his face, head and eyes.

He is suing for unspecified damages.

Big Pat follows NBA athlete Tony Parker and a number of other parties in filing suit.