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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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31.

Mslady74    

Who is to say someone is not worth all their talent. For one you didn't give to him and you can't take it from him. He is a very talented young man. He just need to take a lot of his free time and help people in need. He can't go outside with out people following him. How would you feel if you just want to go to corner store 20 people are taking pictures but putting their on store behind pictures. If you already frustrated and you can't be with who you want to be with how can you be nice to people. No he shouldn't hit her but she should have not touched his phone and kept her hands to herself. I know they are celebrities but respect their privacy they are only human. Lot judging forgetting all the things that they have done in the past. GOD HAVE US ALL. Leave young man alone and pray for him to get it right before to late.

89 days ago
32.

Michelle    

Six months and he'll be wearing orange again.

89 days ago
33.

Michelle    

Love the judge who put him behind bars.

89 days ago
34.

serenity b    

Love You Chris #staystrong <3

89 days ago
35.

shelia castro    

No Chris Brown is not broke, It is just easier for some people to be a deadbeat and live the high life off of someone else's money. And if this guy belongs to a gang, it must be a gang of mitches. Stop disrespecting yourself and other people if u don't want to be disrespected or assaulted. GET A JOB DEADBEAT!

51 days ago
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