Bennett McBride Sipes, the man caught on tape getting a beatdown from Kourtney Kardashian’s ex, Younes Bendjima, is now claiming that rapper, Drake ordered the attack.
In August of 2018, it was reported that Sipes planned to sue Odell Beckham Jr and Drake who were present while Bendjima beat him.
The disturbing footage shows Bendjima, a trained boxer, punching Sipes in the face several times while a crowd stood behind him and watched. The NFL star and rapper were part of that crowd.
Following the assault, which took place in March of 2018, Sipes is now suing the three men and the West Hollywood nightclub, “Delilah.”
In documents obtained by TMZ on Tuesday, Sipes now includes that it was Drake who ordered the attack, using a “throat slash” gesture to his security.
According to The Blast, Sipes’ account of the fateful day’s events involves his model girlfriend, Sommer Ray.
He claimed that while he was at the club on March 24, Ray was in the VIP section talking to the three defendants [Bendjima, Odell, and Drake].
As he was about leaving, he “witnessed Defendant Drake signaling to his private security a hand gesture of ‘throat slash,’ after he pointed at Plaintiff.”
“Plaintiff understood this to be some type of physical threat towards himself,” the documents further read.
Sipes claims he was ambushed by the three defendants and their entourage and private security as he tried to enter the restroom.
The document says that they proceeded to “push, shove, kick and repeatedly punch Plaintiff in the face and body.”
Sipes filed a police report after the attack but later changed his mind and dropped the criminal charges.
He claimed he continues to incur medical bills and suffers not only physical pain but mental anguish, and is suing for unspecified damages.
A screenshot from the footage of the attack showing Younes Bendjima and Drake | Photo: TMZ
Meanwhile, sources told TMZ that it was Sipes who "talked smack" as he approached Bendjima, Odell, and Drake. The sources also insist that Odell and Drake had nothing to do with the attack.
Colin Jones, Sipes' attorney, told the outlet in the latest update:
"We gave the defendants months to settle this claim without litigation, but when they failed to be accountable for their actions, we were left with no choice but to file suit to seek justice for our client."
A screenshot from the footage of the attack showing Odell Beckham Jr | Photo: TMZ
Bendjima, 25, and Kardashian, 39, broke up last August after dating for a year.