Music mogul Suge Knight pleaded no contest in a fatal hit-and-run incident in January 2015 that killed businessman Terry Carter. The trial gained a lot of media attention, but few knew about the victims of the case, like Cle Sloan, who was lucky enough to survive. But who is he?
Our Cle Sloan wiki has everything you need to know about the incident, his connection to Knight, and information on his overall biography.
|About Cle Shiheed Sloan|
|Known As||Cle “Bone” Sloan|
|Birth||May 22, 1971 Los Angeles, California|
|Children||Noah, Santiago Sloan, Dawnyale Sloan-Louriano|
|Parents||Ms. Showtime” Peterson|
|Alumni||Verbum Dei High School|
|Movies||Tears of the Sun, The Replacement Killers, End of Watch, Street Kings, Training Day|
|Know for||Award-winning documentary Bastards of the Party|
Cle Sloan Wiki: A Brief Background
Who is Cle “Bone” Sloan? He’s been linked to Knight for many years, but many still don’t know much about his connection to the entertainment mogul.
Cle Shiheed Sloan (aka Cle “Bone” Sloan) was born on May 22, 1971 in Los Angeles, California.
Sloan went to Verbum Dei High School.
Cle Sloan’s Family
Not much is known about Sloan’s family, as he’s quite private.
However, we did find out that his mother is named Marian “Ms. Showtime” Peterson.
Peterson is a long-time member of the biker community in L.A. In fact, she’s currently a member of the Magnificent 7 Motorcyle Club. She describes herself as something of an activist for the “OGs” in the community and the history behind motorcycle clubs.
Peterson is in a long-term relationship with another Magnificant 7 MC member who she calls “Big Daddy Jerry.”
Though 73, she obviously has a zest for life.
It’s not known whether Sloan’s birth father is still around, though it appears he was there for part of his children’s lives.
Sloan has a sister named Tiffany Peterson. Tiffany has two children: Kamili (a teenager) and Arthur (a young man with his own son) and lives in Gardena, California.
According to Marian Peterson’s social media profile, Cle Sloan has three children: a seven-year-old son named Noah and two older children, Santiago Sloan and Dawnyale Sloan-Louriano. Dawnyale, who lives in Little Elm, Texas, has a young daughter named Nykale.
Gang Life in L.A.
When he was 12 years old, Sloan became an active member of the Athens Park Bloods in South Los Angeles. This gang involvement resulted in Sloan going to prison.
When Sloan decided to get away from the gang life, football legend Jim Brown first introduced Sloan to the film industry. Brown helped Sloan get his first job on a movie set, as an assistant. This led to him meeting with rising director Antoine Fuqua, and eventually wanting to become a filmmaker himself.
Cle Sloan’s Projects
Thanks to Sloan and Fuqua’s rapport on the set of the 2001 film Training Day, Sloan made his acting debut and served as a technical consultant and “gang” advisor. Sloan contributed to the reality that Denzel Washington’s character needed, helping Washington earn an Oscar for Best Actor in 2002.
In addition to Training Day, Sloan has acted in several films, including Tears of the Sun and The Replacement Killers. He was also a supporting actor in the crime drama End of Watch and in Street Kings.
Sloan has also used his skills as a technical advisor on a number of TV shows and movies throughout his career, including Southland, Sons of Anarchy, Gang Related, Kendrick Lamar:I (music video), Straight Outta Compton, 24: Legacy, S.W.A.T., Bright, True Detective, and Insecure.
In the film industry, Sloan is best known as a filmmaker. His award-winning documentary Bastards of the Party made its debut at the 2005 Tribeca Film Festival and was distributed by HBO in 2007. It analyzed five decades of gang-affiliated violence in Southern California. The title refers to the “bastard children” of the 1960s Black Panther Party, the Crips, and the Bloods. He wrote, produced, and directed the film.
His next directorial project is coming out in 2018: American Venice. This documentary takes a look at the community of Venice, the two men who founded it, and the racial tensions in the community.
Sloan has two other film projects in development: A Thousand Pieces, a feature film about former gang leader Nicky Cruz being produced by his mentor Fuqua; and Angel at Florence and Normandie, a film about Reverend Bennie Newton, who put his own life at risk to save a man being attacked by a mob during the 1992 L.A. riots.
Cle Sloan’s Gang Relations
Making a gang-related project might seem like an easy task for any director who’s studied up on the issue of gang violence, but for it to be authentic, Sloan is a man most suitable for the job.
In order to make the film or TV show believable, directors and producers reach out to Sloan for his expert opinion and guidance on set. As a former member of the Los Angeles Bloods, he was qualified to provide guidance on how gangs operate.
Cle Sloan has been featured on The O’Reilly Factor and Anderson Cooper 360, where he spoke out against gun violence. He also spoke about about his nonprofit organization, AKTIVE. The organization helps use active gang members to change gangs from within, to act more positively in communities around the country.
“Straight Outta Compton” and Suge Knight
On January 29, the day of the hit-and-run that killed Compton businessman Terry Carter, Sloan was on the set of a commercial for Straight Outta Compton, where he worked as a technical advisor.
Also Read: Suge Knight: The Crimes of a Rap Mogul
According to a legal complaint made by Carter’s widow, Sloan was hired to enlist gang members to work as extras and to be a member of the on-site security team in gang-related areas.
According to reports, when Suge Knight, co-founder of Death Row Records, showed up, Sloan told him to leave.
Later that day, outside of Tam’s Burgers, Knight came back. He ran over Carter with his truck, killing him and injuring Sloan in the process. The incident left Sloan with two fractured ankles, 17 stitches on his head, and torn ligaments.
Tam’s security cameras caught the footage of the incident, which was obtained by TMZ and released to the public. You can watch the graphic footage below.
Sloan Refuses to Testify
Despite being awarded full immunity by the courts for his testimony, Sloan refused to testify against Knight. He claimed he had no memory of what happened that day. Despite conflicting accounts, Sloan told police that he wouldn’t participate any further with the investigation.
It’s not surprising that Sloan wouldn’t reveal the hit-and-run details, since gang members (and even innocent bystanders in the area) are raised not to speak with police.
Suge Knight Pleads No Contest Ahead of Trial
After a years-long wait, jury selection was set to begin on Monday, September 24, 2018 for a new trial for Suge Knight. Cle Sloan’s hazy memory would not be needed for this trial.
However, on September 20, Knight pleaded no contest to manslaughter in the hit-and-run death of Terry Carter. In exchange for his plea, the man who helped create gangster rap will spend the next 28 years in prison.
Had Knight gone to trial and lost, he would have faced a life sentence. Instead, Knight, 53, was handed a 22-year sentence as part of the plea. He was given another six years on top of that because it was a third-strike violation.
Cle Sloan was not in court to hear the plea and has been conspicuously absent from the media as of late.
But Crystal Carter, Terry Carter’s daughter, was in court. “I’m surprised he pleaded out,” she said about Knight. “Normally he likes the cameras to be on him 24/7.”