Two Injured From Brown's Entourage...
Journal Constitution Report]
Two members of Bobby Brown's
entourage injured during fight
By MIKE MORRIS
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Published on: 05/23/05
A late-night fight at a popular Buckhead restaurant sent two members of
singer Bobby Brown's entourage to the hospital with knife wounds.
The incident occurred shortly after 1:30 a.m. at Justin's Restaurant and Bar
in the 2200 block of Peachtree Road, according to Atlanta police Detective
Brown was with a group of people
celebrating a family member's birthday at the restaurant, which is owned by
music producer Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, when a group of four or five men got
into an altercation with Brown's party.
Two members of Brown's group were either stabbed or cut during the fight,
Shayne Brown, 21, was taken to Piedmont Hospital and Kelsey Brown, 20, was
being treated at Atlanta Medical Center. Both men were in stable condition.
Bobby Brown was apparently not involved in the fight, and was not injured.
Dixon did not know whether Brown's wife, singer Whitney Houston, was at the
Dixon said detectives had not determined what started the fight.
"There was a lot of music and talking going on," Dixon said. "It could have
been something as simple as a bump, you know, somebody bumped into each
The suspects fled the restaurant following the fight. Dixon said police were
looking for a tan or silver SUV, possibly a GMC Yukon or Cadillac Escalade,
with Georgia tag number EG946D or ED946G.
An attorney representing the restaurant held a late-morning press conference
to discuss the incident.
"Mr. Combs wants the public to know that this incident was totally unrelated
to Justin's Restaurant or to Bad Boy Entertainment," attorney Vincent
Dimmock said. "The restaurant maintains the highest level of security. Our
first priority is and always will be our customers."
He didn't know how many security personnel were working at the restaurant
Dimmock said the restaurant has been running a Sunday night open mic
promotion called "Lip Service."
"It's a relatively new event," Dimmock said. "Generally, when you have
performers or entertainers in town, they like to come by and sing a song or
two just because they like the environment."
Dimmock said Brown performed briefly Sunday night.
Dimmock said the fight was the first such incident that he could recall
since the restaurant opened seven years ago.
NEWSFILE: 23 MAY 2005