A Chicago man Ronnie Spates is suing 4 members of “Black Ink Crew: Chicago” and its production company for injuries he said he suffered while attending a December party at the Pilsen tattoo shop featured on the VH1 series.
This is a case of when keeping it real goes wrong? The “real” in this case is reality TV. The potential wrong? is the center of this lawsuit and there is no excuse.
Get the latest tea spilling from CelebNReality247 regarding the fight that involved “Black Ink Crew: Chicago” castmates Ryan Henry, Van Johnson, Don Brumfield and Junior Diaz. Read on to see why Ronnie Spates is suing them…
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If you recall, VH1’s “Black Ink Crew: Chicago” turned violent when one of the stars got into a fight with a guest named Ronnie Spates.
According to reports Junior Diaz got into a heated convo with someone during the party in Chicago. Junior called Ronnie Spates and then immediately sucker punched him in the face. When cops showed up at the Dec. 1 bash they found the punchee disoriented and bleeding from the mouth. He was transported to a hospital where he got stitched up.
Now, the Chicago Tribune is reporting Ronnie Spates filed his lawsuit against Big Fish Entertainment and “Black Ink Crew: Chicago” castmates Ryan Henry, Van Johnson, Don Brumfield, and Junior Diaz last week.
Spates was a guest at a party held Dec. 1 at the 9Mag tattoo shop at 2150 S. Canalport Ave.
He “suffered serious physical injuries” that required medical attention after Henry, Johnson, Brumfield and Diaz attacked him without provocation. He also explained that Big Fish representatives “provided large quantities of alcoholic beverages” at the party. The problem is that security personnel provided by the production company “failed to prevent the attacks.”
Spates is seeking more than $50,000, plus lawsuit costs, from each of the cast members and Big Fish. Footage of the incident appears to have aired as part of a Feb. 13 episode.