Lawsuit filed against Chris Brown over nightclub concert shooting

Singer insists case against him is 'without merit'

Chris Brown is being sued over a shooting at one of his shows earlier this year.

The singer was hosting a concert at the Fiesta nightclub in San Jose in January, when an unidentified gunman opened fire.

Five people were shot and injured, including Paul Briley, who has launched a lawsuit against Brown, alleging the singer failed to take adequate security measures during the gig. He is seeking unspecified damages, but Brown’s representatives insist the lawsuit is without merit.

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A statement from Brown’s lawyers on HipHopWired.com states: “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

“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.”

A video was released shortly after the incident, which you can watch above, showing Brown performing ‘Loyal’ when he appeared to become distracted by something in the room. Moments later, the gunshots can be heard, and chaos ensues as attendees attempt to flee. 

Meanwhile, the singer recently unveiled a new tattoo featuring the head of the Greek statue the Venus De Milo, which he had tattooed on his skull. The sculpture is one of the most famous pieces of ancient Greek art, depicting Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty.

The R&B performer also revealed a tattoo featuring the head of a bull and wrote online: “I do what the fuck I want!”