Update: Chris Brown Sued by Fan Shot During Club Appearance

Update: Chris Brown Sued by Fan Shot During Club Appearance

Breezy's rep denounces shooting victim's lawsuit.

Published September 2, 2015

UPDATE: Chris Brown's rep released a statement denouncing the fan lawsuit, and revealing plans to file a countersuit. 

“It is a poor reflection of our society that violence is so prevalent and it is always a tragedy when someone is physically harmed,” said publicist, Nicole Perna.“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.”

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PREVIOUS: Chris Brown is being sued by a man who was shot at a party that the singer hosted in January. Paul Briley was one of five people struck at the Fiesta Nightclub in San Jose, Calif., during the “Chris Brown Capricorn Bash” and filed suit against Breezy and the venue for “negligence and carelessness.”  

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Briley, 22, argues that the club should have had proper security measures in place, such as metal detectors and searching “bags and/or guns,” due to similar incidents at events hosted by Brown. “This shooting should never have happened,” Briley’s attorney, Richard Alexander, said in a statement. “Brown’s managers and the concert promoters know that violence follows in Brown's wake.” 

None of the shooting victims sustained life-threatening injuries, however Briley suffered “permanent injury” to his foot, the suit claims. He's suing for loss of income and medical expenses. The suit also requests damages for “past, present and future physical, mental and emotional pain and suffering, including fright, shock, terror and post-traumatic stress of being shot.”

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Written by Latifah Muhammad

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