Man claims Brown punched him after he attempted to take a picture with the singer
Chris Brown‘s legal entanglements continue to mount.
The “I Can Transform Ya” singer has been slapped with a lawsuit by a man who claims that he was punched by Brown during an alleged October 2013 altercation with homophobic overtones.
Christoper Douglas Hollosy, described in the lawsuit as Brown's bodyguard, is also named as a defendant in the suit.
According to the lawsuit, Maryland resident Parker Isaac Adams and a female friend arrived at the W Hotel in Washington, D.C., to meet another female friend, while Brown was leaving the hotel toward his tour bus. One of the females asked to take a picture with Brown, and the singer consented.
However, Adams claims that he then leaned in to take a picture with his cell phone, at which point Brown allegedly said, “I'm not down with that gay shit” and declared, “I feel like boxing.”
The suit, filed in Superior Court in Washington, D.C, alleges assault and battery, and seeks $1 million in compensatory damages from Brown, plus another $500,000 in punitive damages. Adams is asking for identical damages from Hollosy.
Brown's attorney has not yet responded to TheWrap's request for comment.
Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.