R. Marcos Taylor, the actor who played Suge Knight in Straight Outta Compton, has been charged with assault following a fight at a New Jersey restaurant on August 9.
The incident occurred at the Carrabba's Italian Grill in Green Brook at around 7:30 pm. Taylor and the restaurant's manager got into an argument which resulted in Taylor punching the manager in the face multiple times. As several of the restaurant's employees attempted to drag Taylor off the premises, the actor continued swinging wildly, pushing a woman in the head.
Taylor was charged with simple assault, criminal mischief, and disorderly conduct. The actor claims he was acting in self-defense after being jumped in the restaurant's parking lot. He also says he only tossed one of the employees and did not punch or kick anyone.
This would not be Taylor's first time being involved in an assault. He was arrested in May after allegedly beating up a security guard at a resort in Miami. He was charged with misdemeanor battery in that incident.