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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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46.

William    

If Chris Brown park in his spot then, Chris BROWN has no reason to fight the person that need there spot has the reason to fight. I see Frank O confronting chris to move his car or else.Saying we don.t know who start the fight is a lie.

437 days ago
47.

Crigger540    

lets try this a 3rd time-

He said N###er? Career over! - beating women won't kill your career nowadays, but we have seen what saying that word does to someones career.

437 days ago
48.

Toilethead    

Perhaps he needed pulverized? It happens.

437 days ago
49.

Really    

I don't understand. Why would he sue Chris Brown when it was his bodyguard beating him up. Wouldn't you sue the guy who was beating you up instead of the one encouraging the fight? Seems like Frank's cousin, just like everyone else who's sued Chris in the past months, is money-hungry.

437 days ago
50.

Dr. Cornelia J. Dogbarker PhD    

"If it's Brown, flush it down...."

437 days ago
51.

Mike L    

"Chris Brown does not employee anyone named Hood."

Okay, but does he employ somebody named Hood? You don't employee people, you employ them. He could have an employee. Idiot.

437 days ago
52.

joecrabs    

At least they were fighting over something important, like a parking space. Chris Brown said n--ger, so does that mean he should lose his endorsements?

437 days ago
53.

BabyBubba    

Chris Brown is a talented young man.

437 days ago
54.

Quiet    

good thing chris announced he is quitting music last week.

he obviously needs to spend a great deal of his life time fighting the russian hit n run, assault probation visits, probation legal issues, smashing tony parkers eye bill from party, graffitti on house law suits omg. no this one. so much legal criminal issues .. just attending to all of these is making mr gregarious his yearly salary on this one client chris brown.

he has soooo many legal issues and legal issues still pending..

how does he even have time to sing unless its in the shower on the way to his lawyers appointment in the morning.

437 days ago
55.

ExtenzvVamp    

Boy, Johnny law & CB R becom'n BFFs

437 days ago
56.

Yosemite Sam    

chump

437 days ago
57.

Luv    

Do we have to discuss this whole thing all over again because there's now a lawsuit? The only new news is the lawsuit who cares what happened. Moving on...

437 days ago
58.

TMZFan84    

Chris is a thug

437 days ago
59.

Jbsux    

I am far from a Chris Brown fan, in fact I am a hater. However, that being said, why the eff is Ocean's cousin just coming out now with these allegations? Seems a bit fishy to me.If someone beat me up badly making me disabled that same day I would report it to the cops. Te fact that cops were on the scene and his cousin didn't mention his injuries or that the cops didn't notice a badly beaten up person in need of medical attention is ridiculous. Cops are trained to look for these things.

437 days ago
60.

Sapphiegirl    

CHRIS BROWN IS A BIG PUS*Y. I GUESS HE ONLY FIGHTS WHEN HIS OPPONENT IS A WOMAN! WHAT A COWARD ONLY FEELS LIKE A MAN WHEN HITTING A WOMAN. BET HE BLAMES RIRI FOR THIS TOO.

437 days ago
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