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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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16.

Georgie    

Chris Brown is paying for a domestic incident FIVE YEARS later, when does it stop? Charlie sheen shot kelly preston, received no time. attacked and threatened to kill his wife with a knife, recieved no time. That Ying Yang twin beat his wife, and received one day. Chris Columbus is still walking around, but because Rhianna is famous, Chris Brown is still paying. He was a 19 year old kid who grew up in an abusive household, and simply had to learn his lesson. Abused kids often grow up to become abusers. He was publically shamed, got the help he needed, leave the man alone, they are trying to break him spiritually, emotionally, and physically. damn.

165 days ago
17.

Sadiemay    

Ah...when all else fails, play the victim. Good luck with that one CB.

165 days ago
18.

tmon3ydadjmbr    

A grown man acting like a child.

165 days ago
19.

JWrap     

I know this is BS when he says that Brown proclaimed "he's a member of the Bloods." I call BS right there. Leave the guy alone. He's got it worse than most with jail time already

165 days ago
20.

kitnplayn    

IF TWO PARTIES WANT TO ENTER INTO A CIVIL SETTLEMENT, THAT'S FINE, BUT CIVIL SETTLEMENTS SHOULD NOT ERASE THE CRIMINAL CHARGES. AMERICAN JUSTICE, you make me laugh.

165 days ago
21.

jack     

I guess he has to earn an income somewhere?

164 days ago
22.

TrellRingYaBell187    

free tha big homie CB

164 days ago
23.

Blackpower    

My hitta still getting money in jail

164 days ago
24.

Lakeviewboy    

Blah Blah Blah --- stay out of trouble and you won't have to suffer humiliation.

164 days ago
25.

Dr. Cornelia J. Dogbarker PhD    

Shut the hell up, convict. Ha ha!

164 days ago
26.

notalawyer    

sounds ghey...

164 days ago
27.

dontworryaboutit    

chris, just do your time n STFU.

164 days ago
28.

L. Ron Hubbard -Scientologist    

All AZZES!

164 days ago
29.

CremeBrulee    

Flush it down Browns House of Cards appears ever more shaky.

164 days ago
30.

Csx1102    

Chris Brown!! not worthy of all the talent that he has

164 days ago
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