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2015-06-04 14:04

Los Angeles - Dr. Dre and Ice Cube are being sued over the death of a man Suge Knight is accused of murdering.

The two stars, along with the music mogul - who is currently in custody awaiting trial - Cle 'Bone' Sloan, Universal Pictures and other parties, are the subject of a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the widow of Terry Carter, who died on 29 January, 2015, after Knight allegedly struck him with his truck in a California parking lot in an attempt to hit Sloan.

The victim's grieving wife, Lillian, claims in her suit that the entire incident was preventable.

Documents obtained by People magazine argue Universal Pictures, Dre, and Ice created a "dangerous situation" by attempting to create an "atmosphere of authenticity" on the set of Straight Outta Compton, the NWA biopic which the two stars are producing.

The suit alleges filming took place in areas notorious for violent gang activity, that known gang members were used as actors and extras and guards were not suitable stationed to prevent disputes.

The suit states: "This lawsuit concerns the tragic tale of how reckless corporate greed, disguised for the quest for authenticity, lead to a foreseeable altercation that resulted in the death of a successful businessman named Terry Carter, and left his wife of 28 years and his two daughters asking why his death ever had to occur."

The documents then claim longstanding tension between Knight and various NWA members caused the Death Row Records co-founder some concern, and he was ejected from the set of the film by technical advisor Sloan.

Later, Terry, a "known unifier", arranged to meet with Knight to try and diffuse the situation, but when Sloan also appeared at Tam's Burger's, things got out of hand and the victim was run down.

Lilian is seeking unspecified damages for her family's loss, as well as for funeral expenses, lost wage-earning capacity, punitive damages and court costs.

Knight - who has been suffering from a string of health problems - is due to stand trial on 7 July.

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