Chris Brown Attorney Denies ‘Basketball Beatdown’ Lawsuit

As if one Los Angeles area court case wasn’t enough, embattled R&B singer Chris Brown seems to have gotten himself in trouble again — his lawyer says the whole situation is “frivolous” though. This time, Brown has been named in a violent photograph related attack at an L.A. Fitness facility. Filed by a photographer (R. Rosen) in Superior Court Wednesday, the lawsuit claims Chris’ bodyguards yelled at Rosen when he took a photograph of Brown playing basketball just weeks after the alleged attack on Rihanna. Trying to leave the gym after being yelled at and chased, Rosen says he fell down a stairwell, after being held briefly by an LA Fitness employee, which allowed the bodyguards to catch up with him. When the men caught up with Rosen, he says they picked him up by his shorts and physically assaulted him. Both Chris Brown and LA Fitness are named in the suit for assault and battery, false imprisonment, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligence and premises liability. Late Wednesday, Brown’s felony assault/making criminal threats attorney Mark Geragos told TMZ “The (suit) is a specious and frivolous lawsuit by one of the paparazzi seeking publicity and a payday. He’s done this before and lost.” “We will vigorously defend against this,” Geragos went on to say. The photographer, R. Rosen, was involved in a similar case with 007 actor Pierce Brosnan nearly two years ago but the case was dismissed.


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