Chris Brown Fan Suing Star Over San Jose Nighclub Shooting

A shooting broke out at a nightclub in San Jose on Jan. 11th this year during a performance/appearance by Chris Brown, injuring five people. Now one of those injured is suing the star…

Paul Briley was in attendance at Fiesta Nightclub and was permanently injured by the shooting perpetrators, and he blames Chris Brown for not beefing up his security. The lawsuit claims that had Brown provided more security (given the history of violence breaking out at his shows), the shooting could have been avoided all together.

Prior to the show, the San Jose police department warned the nightclub of pending violence, naming an August 2014 incident in Los Angeles at a show hosted by Brown where Suge Knight and two others were shot.

Brown’s publicist Nicole Perna wrote in a statement:

"It is a poor reflection of our society that violence is so prevalent and it is always a tragedy when someone is physically harmed. However, this is a completely frivolous lawsuit. We expect that the case will be dismissed and in future, to avoid these reoccurring meritless lawsuits directed at Chris Brown, we plan to seek damages from all parties and their lawyers."

The shooting resulted in a 60-day suspension of the Fiesta club’s liquor license.