Despite seemingly winning the PR war over whether or not he was involved
in an attack on a parking valet on 27 Jun, Tha Row Records boss Marion 'Suge'
Knight has failed to convince probation authorities that he did not break
his parole conditions on that night, meaning he's back in prison for another
As previously reported, the rap mogul was arrested in LA in late June after
being accused of hitting valet Mehdi Lazrak on the back of the head from
behind. Although Lazrak himself did not see his attacker his boss, Abbey
Shilleh, initially claimed he had seen Knight do it. That statement was
subsequently revoked by Shilleh and, as Knight's attorney, Rose Kogeman,
presented the media with more and more evidence in her client's defence it
increasingly looked like the record label boss would be let off.
But California Board of Prison Terms weren't convinced – spokesperson Bill
Sessa explaining yesterday: "While the witness back-pedalled a bit we have a
provision for weighing testimony from fearful witnesses. We gave more weight
to what he said that night than what he said today."
Probation officers also rejected security camera videotape of the incident
which Kogeman claimed showed Knight was innocent. The parole hearing officer
said that the images on the video were too out of focus to be conclusive.