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Suge Knight Indicted by Grand Jury for Reportedly Threatening ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Director

Suge Knight, the former rap impresario and founder of Death Row Records, has been indicted by a grand jury in Los Angeles County for making criminal threats. The violation cited on court papers obtained by Variety dates to Aug. 8, 2014, while F. Gary Gray was shooting the movie “Straight Outta Compton.”

Knight is scheduled to be arraigned on Aug. 3.

In January, 2015, Knight was arrested on murder charges for running over Terry Carter while on the film’s Compton set with his car.

According to TMZ, Knight was “extremely unhappy with his portrayal in the movie” and threatened the director by text. The website says Gray was interviewed by Los Angeles police at the Slauson Swap Meet where “Straight Outta Compton” was filming.

It is the latest in a long line of legal problems for Knight, dating back to 1987, when his then-girlfriend filed a restraining order against him and he shot a man in the leg and wrist while attempting to steal his vehicle. The legal troubles continued to pile up since then. In 2014, he was arrested in Las Vegas in connection with an armed robbery, along with comedian Katt Williams. That same year, he was shot at a pre-MTV VMAs party hosted by Chris Brown.

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