*Suge Knight is now claiming that Dr. Dre paid a hitman $20,000 to have him killed.
In new legal docs obtained by TMZ, Suge claims in July 2016 he was shown a check made out for $20,000 from Dr. Dre to a man named Dwayne Johnson. Suge says this was blood money to have him killed the day he fatally ran over a man.
In court papers dated July 2016, Suge said he met with a private investigator and Dwayne Johnson and, during the meeting, Johnson told both of them the $20,000 was partial payment for “Dwayne Johnson to participate in my murder.”
Johnson was at the Tam’s parking lot the day Suge ran over Terry Carter, killing him. For that he’s on trial for murder.
Suge is arguing that he had reason to fear for his life when he entered Tam’s.
Dre’s lawyers call Suge’s allegations “absurd.”