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Chris Brown

Sues Basketball Player

For Extortion

5/13/2014 2:11 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Chris Brown is in an unusual position in court -- on the OFFENSIVE -- claiming a guy on a basketball court tried extorting the singer ... threatening to tell cops Brown started a fight unless he coughed up a ton of money.

Brown was sued by Malcolm Ausbon over a pick-up basketball game last July at an L.A. gym.  Ausbon claims Brown attacked him over a foul call, and proclaimed he was a member of the Bloods.

Brown has now counter-sued Ausbon, claiming he had nothing to do with the fight and Ausbon knew it, but tried to shake him down for a quarter-of-a-million dollars.  According to Brown's new counter-suit -- obtained by TMZ -- Ausbon admitted to Brown's people the singer was not the culprit, but later his lawyer made this written demand:

 -- "Mr. Ausbon believes $250,000 will suffice compensating him for his physical and emotional injuries ... Mr. Ausbon is placed in a position by the LAPD where he needs to decide whether he will press charges for aggravated assault and battery."

The letter continues:

-- "However, Mr. Ausbon prefers not to resort to filing these claims or the lawsuit.  He would rather be compensated."

Brown's lawyer, Mark Geragos, says in the counter-suit Ausbon promised to keep the matter secret if Brown anted up.  Brown didn't pay and Ausbon filed his lawsuit.

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1.

oleman    

hmmmm......is he running low on funds? His legal bills must be astronomical!

112 days ago
2.

Lilo     

Wow people

112 days ago
3.

Clytemnestra    

I suspect CB is the innocent one. The first threatened lawsuit smacks of extortion. It isn't easy being rich and an easy target. Not my problem, of course.

112 days ago
4.

@iAMTIMWILSON    

Stupid is as stupid does

112 days ago
5.

bkblueknight    

yeah bro every random person that meets you decides to conspire a story against you.

****ing psycho. rihannas done with you. move on with your life.

man 2 man bro.this waht you need to hear.

112 days ago
6.

Abe    

Why hasn't Chris Brown gotten the needle yet? If anyone deserved capital punishment, it's Chris Brown.

112 days ago
7.

ivan    

does this count as black on black crime ?

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112 days ago
8.

mkope1    

How that anus chris? Lmao smh

112 days ago
9.

tmon3ydadjmbr    

Doesn't chris has his own mind, no one controls you but you.

112 days ago
10.

Skit    

Hope someone kills that POS while he's in jail.

112 days ago
11.

BLUE UGLY 💩    

The solution is to extend Chris' jail time

112 days ago
12.

Northwest Airlines    

A light skin Norman Bates.

112 days ago
13.

Chris    

Why can some celebs glide through life without incident, yet others can't make it a day without controversy. Because Brown is a violent little boy. Ya get caught sooner or later just being yourself.

112 days ago
14.

Toilethead    

Chris Brown is an ignorant violent douchebag, but this time I believe him. People are always going to try to get money off him.

112 days ago
15.

Faunmax    

Don't feel sorry for him

112 days ago
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