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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."

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16.

Blackpower    

That crap happened in january now he suing? They want him to catch another damn seizure !!

346 days ago
17.

pk kelly    

Why does this guy go out and act a fool then throw a tantrum like a boob(seizure my ass) then wonder why nobody likes him..Mr.Brown,you have lots of money,leave the spotlight!...PLEASE!

346 days ago
18.

Rich     

Any associate with Brown is a THUG. If they were not, they would ignore him....the POS!!!

346 days ago
19.

chicago_animal     

Permanently disabled and your suing 8 months later? Are all hip hop and rappers just really stupid?

346 days ago
20.

gege    

i think that this is the dumbest story I have EVER heard.... someone from Chris's camp [black bodyguard] is using racial slurs against black people? -_______-
This should tell you right there...this story is garbage.

346 days ago
21.

Justjenny001    

Frank ocean is gay so Is his gay cousin they both want a man to jook them

346 days ago
22.

Susanlsmith    

Make him pay dearly ,so he can feel it..

346 days ago
23.

TheBestHeEverHad    

It takes time to sue. How do you know he didn't sue in Feb and we're just hearing about it?

346 days ago
24.

Dont worry about it    

Are yall really making jokes about Chris Brown's seizure? Like are yall that childish and ignorant? C'mon now. I know yall parents/guardians taught yall better than this. I personally think he should press charges on the bodyguard not on Chris. Chris didn't hit you, the body guard did. Like really? Thats like me throwing a piece of paper at your head and someone laughs but you press charges on the person that laugh even though i threw the piece of paper at your head which could cut you. Like c'mon now.

346 days ago
25.

Sexyshey    

Keep your head up Chris. They are a bunch of haters and losers.

346 days ago
26.

Beamer4343    

I hope they stick it to him. He will never grow up.

346 days ago
27.

ben    

they're going to kill chris lol

346 days ago
28.

J509    

Chris don't listen to all these haters! That **** won't hold up in court. I been through something similar. Your good man.

346 days ago
29.

Zeze    

Of course this guys throws around the N word and it's not a problem. Where's Al Sharpton now??

346 days ago
30.

Secret Voice    

TMZ Update says that "Chris Brown doesn't employ anyone name Hood"....

346 days ago
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