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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."

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16.

Google-me-bitch!    

#11? are u mad?
chris brown is hated in the Caribbean..where u from?
he kno he CAH COME DERE!

1869 days ago
17.

Google-me-bitch!    

and as much as i hate chris..i wonder why they choose to sue him? he actually really wasn't involved this time..oh well..

1869 days ago
18.

Shut It    

This is just some lame ass photog trying to cash in (once again). Not like this is the first time hes tried this.

1869 days ago
19.

uh?    

The bodyguards (almost as dumb as TMZ staff) should be sued and thrown into jail...if the incident went down as TMZ reported. I'd take a real strong look at his celeb friends as well. As for Chris, his mommy will continue to tuck him in.

1869 days ago
20.

get a life    

To be fair this had nothing to do with CHRIS.so I will let him of this time

Talk about Stupid photographer suing for money of a star

1869 days ago
21.

tellmeaboutit    

Little Chris had to send his bodyguards to beat the guy up. Chris only beats up women.

1869 days ago
22.

Michael Jackson's Voice    

Maybe the DUMB ASS shouldnt have made a statement to X17 cameras which totaly absolves Chris of any wrong doing... ?He said it was all his OWN fault and Chris is a good guy... hmmmm trying to cash in? Did someone get fired from his sleezy paps job and is looking for an easy way to get over?? Idiot!! You made a statement ON FILM!!! Guess what it WILL be used in COURT along with the signed affidavit from all in the gym who witnessed the whole thing and said Chris had NOTHING to do with it and didnt even know what was going on, He only ran with the crowd to see what was up, Just like all the other lookie loos in the gym... Fool should have been smarter then that... What an ass!! Ha Ha!! your case WILL be thrown out... just like you CLAIM you were... on your ASS!! Move on!

1869 days ago
23.

DR WASABI    

WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH THESE MUTTS? DAY AFTER DAY ALL YOU HERE ABOUT THESE MORONS IS NEGATIVE. ANOTHER HARVARD GRAD.....HIS FATHER SHOULD HAVE SHOT THAT LOAD IN THE SINK

1869 days ago
24.

CB    

That photog is damn liar! He's sucks at his job and needs a quick payday... why wait until now to file a lawsuit???

1869 days ago
25.

miamia    

*wonders why TMZ deleted my comment?????*

1869 days ago
26.

AndersonBrown    

this is so retarded he needs to leave my man alone and get on with his dumbass life and continue takin pictures dam he is a hater he is shady bruh get active yeah aint no nothin bout my man

1869 days ago
27.

killa'bro    

like my name saze ...

1869 days ago
28.

OhPlease    

Hey, leave us in the Caribbean out of this!! Where I'm from we LOVE Chris.

1869 days ago
29.

chris    

Soon we will see Chris wearing that sporty orange jumpsuit. I think it would be most striking on the little felon! Maybe he might even find a "boyfriend" in prison?

1869 days ago
30.

RedBird    

I hope he takes up the offer to move to the Caribbean and let him take some of his buddies with him. We need to unload this useless bag of trash.

1869 days ago
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