Since Suge Knight is in jail facing attempted murder and murder charges he hasn’t been able to see the N.W.A. biopic ‘Straight Outta Compton’. However that hasn’t stopped his lawyer from watching the film and criticizing the way his client was portrayed on the big screen. Thomas Mesereau said, “I’m sure he wouldn’t like it because a lot of it is exaggerated and silly and ridiculous.” According to him the film does not capture all the good Knight has done for people.
Knight’s lawyer criticizes the film saying:
“A lot of the media does not realize how many good things he did for people, particularly in his community,” Mesereau said. “He financed athletic facilities in schools, he gave money to the homeless, money to people in need. He tried to arrange truces on the streets so people weren’t killed.” He later continued, “He funded funerals for families who were devastated by violence. He used to give a dinner every year for single moms in Compton to recognize their courage and their achievement.”
Suge Knight was played by R. Marcos Taylor in the Compton film.