Chris Brown sued by photographer

Snapper says Brown's bodyguards beat him

A Los Angeles photographer has filed a lawsuit against Chris Brown, saying he was beaten by his bodyguards as he tried to take pictures of the singer at a gym.

Robert Rosen is seeking unspecified damages for multiple claims, including assault and battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligence.

According to reports, Rosen says he fell down a flight of stairs after being chased by Brown’s bodyguards, and was assaulted. He says he was prevented from leaving the gym by an employee there.

Brown has pleaded not guilty in the case. His attorney Mark Geragos said that “This 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.”

Rosen reportedly filed a similar suit against actor Pierce Brosnan in 2007, which was dismissed.

–By our New York staff.
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