The man behind one of the most prolific record labels in the history of Hip-Hop, Marion “Suge” Knight, has pleaded not guilty to charges of threatening F. Gary Gray – the director of “Straight Outta Compton” – in the latest charges to hit the embattled former music exec. Suge is currently in prison after being denied bail on charges stemming from an incident and death near the set of the wildly successful NWA biopic.
The threats were made in August of 2014 and this week a grand jury indictment of Mr. Knight had him back in the court room denying the charges and allegations.
According to CompleteMusicUpdate.com:
The grand jury indictment states that the threat Knight allegedly made to Gray was “on its face and under the circumstances in which it was made … so unequivocal, unconditional, immediate and specific as to convey to Felix Gary Gray a gravity of purpose and an immediate prospect of execution.
The former Death Row Records boss is facing 3 separate criminal charges stemming from the Straight Outta Compton ordeal, including an additional murder charge for the death of Terry Carter near a “Compton” film set. He also faces robbery charges from a 2014 altercation with a photographer.
If Knight is convicted he may spend the rest of his life in jail.