Chris Brown Sued For Club Shooting

Entertainment | Camille Travis | 09/02/2015 | 09:30 AM EDT

Plaintiff is suing R&B singer and nightclub for negligence

Chris Brown has yet another headache to add to his laundry list of problems: a man is suing the singer for a nightclub shooting that occurred back in January.


Paul Briley has filed a lawsuit against Brown and California's Fiesta Nightclub for negligence in relation to a shooting on Jan. 10 that left five attendees with at least one gunshot wound each. Brown had been performing at the nightclub for a VIP birthday event.


According to court documents, Briley believes the defendants "failed to provide adequate security" and "failed to implement security procedures." He is seeking damages for his "phyiscal, mental and emotional pain and suffering."




Meanwhile, Brown's camp is calling the lawsuit "frivolous" and say they're working to have the claim dismissed.


"It is a poor reflection of our society that violence is so prevalent and it is always a tragedy when someone is physically harmed," Brown's rep told E! News. "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."


Brown has yet to publicly speak on the lawsuit.


(Photo: Noam Galai/Getty Images)

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