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Chris Brown Sued

Another Alleged Beatdown

5/27/2009 8:02 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


Another Alleged BeatdownChris Brown
is being sued by a photographer who claims the singer was involved in a violent incident on a Los Angeles basketball court back in March.

According to the lawsuit, filed just moments ago in L.A. County Superior Court, the photog claims it all went down just weeks after the Rihanna incident, when he shot a photo of Chris playing ball with his friends.

The photog claims Chris' bodyguards yelled at him -- so he tried to leave the gym ... but an L.A. Fitness employee tried to block his escape.

The photog says he then fell down a stairwell, which allowed the bodyguards to catch up with him -- where they, "picked him up by his shorts and physically assaulted him."

The photog claims he was a paying member at the gym and had every right to be on the property.

Now the man is suing Chris and LA Fitness for assault and battery, false imprisonment, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligence and premises liability.

Coincidentally, this is the same guy who attempted to sue Pierce Brosnan over a violent incident with the star in Malibu -- but that case was dismissed.

UPDATE
: Chris Brown lawyer, Mark Geragos, released this statement: "The is a specious and frivolous lawsuit by one of the paparazzi seeking publicity and a payday. He's done this before and lost. We will vigorously defend against this."

45 COMMENTS

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1.

tw3ak    

..................

1890 days ago
2.

Kelvin    

Well Chris....Shame on u!

1890 days ago
3.

i pee freely    

lil punk brown i hope he gets it one day or he will be playing in the big house with the big boys as a girl

1890 days ago
4.

Kitty    

And this surprises us how?

1890 days ago
5.

AnnQ    

I'm no expert, but if this is accurate an Anger Management Course might be a good idea.....just sayin'....

1890 days ago
6.

tyni    

anything to get money!

1890 days ago
7.

420 GIRL    

Punk

1890 days ago
8.

Capt. Howdy    

I hope he gets raped quick.....

1890 days ago
9.

CC    

chris wasnt involved in assaulting him his bodyguard was so he is sueing chris because chris has the money if you get assaulted by the bodyguard you need to sue the bodyguard wouldnt that make sense

1890 days ago
10.

samia    

Anything for money.Is that all u Americans know hate and suing people.

1890 days ago
11.

Yolanda Nixon    

I hope that little punk Brown is someone's girlfriend in the joint...repeatedly!

1890 days ago
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Cleveland-West_Side    

Most gym memberships strictly prohibit photographing its members, I'm thinking countersuit.

1890 days ago
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A.D.A.    

The photographer is just trying to take advantage of chris brown's current situation...and get money.

1890 days ago
14.

Chucky    

7. by CC

No, You don't sue the floor when you have a slip and fall case in an establishment. In this case you sue the bodyguard as well as the bodyguards employer and the place where it happened.

1890 days ago
15.

let it go    

If you axe me, I think he might have did it

1890 days ago
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