Chris Brown slapped with lawsuit over altercation

2013-08-14 08:51

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Los Angeles – It appears Chris Brown will have more legal trouble to contend with.

An attorney for a cousin of singer Frank Ocean told TheWrap yesterday he has filed suit against Brown, stemming from a January confrontation between Brown and Ocean over a parking spot outside a West Hollywood recording studio.

In the suit, which was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court yesterday, Ocean’s cousin Sha’keir M Duarte alleges an employee of Brown’s – identified as “Hood” in the complaint, in which he’s also named as a defendant - punched and kicked him, while Brown egged the employee on.

According to the complaint, Ocean and Duarte arrived at Westlake Recording Studios to find a Lamborghini parked in a spot reserved for Ocean. The suit goes on to allege that, when Brown, Hood and two other individuals emerged from the studio, Ocean asked about the spot and the foursome “moved forward in a menacing manner.”

After which, the suit claims, Hood “lunged and struck plaintiff with a punch to his face” as Brown yelled, “Get that N***er!”

Hood then “commenced to beat and kick about the head as he lay on the ground,” the suit claims, resulting in “at least 12 kicks about his body.”

The suit goes on to claim Brown told Duarte, “You just got your ass beat and its all on camera” after the alleged beating.

According to the complaint, the incident caused Duarte to suffer “great mental, physical, and nervous pain and suffering.. Plaintiff is informed and believes and thereon alleges that these injuries will result in some permanent disability to him.”

Alleging battery, assault, intentional infliction of emotional distress and conspiracy to commit battery, the complaint will seek unspecified general and punitive damages, as well as court costs and attorney’s fees.

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