Straight Outta Fear: F. Gary Gray Reportedly Lied Under Oath About Suge Knight Threats
Straight Outta Compton director F. Gary Gray may have lied under oath about being threatened by Suge Knight out of fear. Get the scoop.
F. Gary Gray Reportedly Perjured Himself Outta Fear
Straight Outta Compton director F. Gary Gray may have lied under oath about being threatened by Suge Knight out of fear.
Newly released transcripts from an indictment earlier this year detail multiple threats to Gray issued by Suge via telephone and text.
But, when asked about the threats, F. Gary Gray caught a terrible case of selective amnesia.
Via Page Six:
According to the court records, detectives claim Gray received a phone call on the set from Knight, who was angry at his depiction in the film and the fact that he was not compensated for his portrayal.
Gray hung up, but several more voice messages followed, allegedly ending with an ominous text message when Gray didn’t respond. “I will see u in person … u have kids just like me so let’s play hardball,” Knight texted, ending with expletives and a racial slur, according to court records.
At the grand jury hearing, Gray at times struggled to recall details about his film. Gray also claimed he could remember nothing about any phone calls, text messages or unspecified other communications from Knight that day.
“I can’t say I remember being threatened by him specifically,” Gray said, according to court records.
Deputy District Attorney Cynthia Barnes told the grand jury that Gray was clearly afraid and was lying under oath. “He’s perjuring himself because he’s that afraid.”
The grand jurors eventually indicted Knight on charges of threatening Gray with death or great bodily injury. Knight is awaiting trial on those charges and separate robbery and homicide cases in Los Angeles County.
Listen…F. Gary Gray had to do what he had to do to protect himself and his family.