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Frank Ocean's Cousin

Sues Chris Brown

His Thug Beat Me to a Pulp

8/13/2013 3:09 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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ANOTHER legal headache for Chris Brown -- Frank Ocean's cousin has sued the singer, claiming Brown's bodyguard PULVERIZED him during the brawl between the two singers earlier this year ... and Brown egged his thug on.

As we reported, a massive fight broke out between Brown, Ocean, and their entourages over a parking spot outside an L.A. recording studio back in January.

It's unclear who started it, but it got violent, and Frank's cousin Sha'Keir Duarte now says he was one of the worst victims ... thanks to Brown's hired muscle, a bodyguard named "Hood."

Duarte claims Hood punched and kicked the crap out of him, including at least twelve kicks to the body and several to the head, while he lay on the ground.

Duarte claims Brown spurred his bodyguard on -- yelling, "Get that n****r!" -- and even mocked Duarte when it was all over, saying, "You just got your ass beat and it's all on camera."

Duarte says he was permanently disabled following the attack, and now he's suing for unspecified damages.
 
We reached out to Brown's camp for comment. So far, no word back.

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5:11 PM PT -- A rep for Chris tells TMZ, "Chris Brown does not employ anyone named Hood."

103 COMMENTS

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1.

Laura    

Chris is the common denominator in too many situations to not be at least partly to blame. He needs to grow up. And quit blaming the public for his problems/seizures.

374 days ago
2.

Azi    

His house of cards is slowly crumbling.

374 days ago
3.

BOHOE    

Chris is shaking in his boots -seizure # 2

374 days ago
4.

pk kelly    

There you go,another example of Christina brown not being a man and fighting his own battles,unless its a female then he jumps bad and can fight.

374 days ago
5.

Marie    

Another tantrum ... oupsie... seizure, in 3...2...1...

374 days ago
6.

Doug    

Sue the s**t aout of that no-talent imbecile!

374 days ago
7.

charlei harper    

Harvey Levin was on Kris Jenner's show this afternoon...there's the connection

374 days ago
8.

Real one     

Smh yall speaking on it like you guys were there ... Don't judge anyone life if you only getting info from a 3rd party

374 days ago
9.

Rose12    

Why would he wait until now to sue him?

374 days ago
10.

SunnyAutumn    

this happened back in January, and the little fairy boy is just now suing.

374 days ago
11.

Tracey    

MORE SEIZURES! YAYYYY!

374 days ago
12.

Constance    

So I'm going to get beat up by random person #2 and then turn around and sue random person #969. Stupid...

374 days ago
13.

Livvie    

Um....so sue the guy who actually beat you, if he even did.

374 days ago
14.

Chaima    

Leave the guy alone wtf man? Let him live.

374 days ago
15.

OhWell    

Oh,
Just Kiss & Make Up.

374 days ago
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