Chris Brown sued for R30 million

By admin
04 December 2013

Frank Ocean's cousin Sha'Keir Duarte is suing Chris Brown for more than R30 million in damages stemming from a heated confrontation between the two singers in January.

Frank Ocean's cousin is suing Chris Brown for more than $3 million (R30 million).

The singer-songwriter’s relative Sha'Keir Duarte, who filed a lawsuit in August against the Fine China singer claiming Chris' bodyguard violently beat him up when the two singers and their entourages got into a heated confrontation outside Westlake Recording Studio in Los Angeles in January, says he suffered a huge amount of physical and emotional pain as a result of the confrontation.

Sha'Keir has submitted an itemised list of what he’s seeking damages for in new court documents, obtained by gossip website, that includes $1 million (R10 million) for pain, suffering and inconvenience, and $1 million for emotional distress.

He’s also seeking $1 million for punitive damages and an additional $60 000 (R600 000) for medical expenses.

Chris (24), who’s currently undergoing a court-ordered 90-day stint at a live-in rehabilitation centre to focus on his anger issues, filed documents to counter-sue last month, in which the star claimed Sha'Keir provoked the fight by threatening to kill him.

He also accused Sha'Keir of kicking and punching him, and insisted he attempted to avoid the altercation "with the aggressive and hostile Mr Duarte".

It was previously reported Chris fled the scene straight after the fight, while Frank (26) stayed to speak to police officers.

The singer took to Twitter shortly after the brawl to say he was "jumped" by Chris and his hand had been badly injured but he later decided not to press charges.

He explained his decision at the time, writing, "I'll choose sanity. No criminal charges. No civil lawsuit. Forgiveness, albeit difficult, is wisdom. Peace, albeit trite, is what I want in my short life. Peace."

-Bang Showbiz

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