Frank Ocean's cousin is suing Chris Brown for more than $3 million.
The "Pyramids" hitmaker's relative, Sha'Keir Duarte, who filed a lawsuit in August against the "Fine China" singer claiming Chris' bodyguard violently beat him up when the two singers and their entourages got into an heated confrontation outside Westlake Recording Studio in Los Angeles in January, says he suffered a huge amount of physical and emotional pain as a result of the confrontation.
Sha'Keir has submitted an itemized list of what he is seeking damages for in new court documents, obtained by gossip website TMZ.com, that includes $1 million for pain, suffering and inconvenience, and $1 million for emotional distress. He is also seeking $1 million for punitive damages and an additional $60,000 for medical expenses.
Chris, who is currently undergoing a court ordered 90-day stint at a live-in rehabilitation centre to focus on his anger issues, filed documents to counter-sue last month, in which the star, 24, claimed that Sha'Keir provoked the fight by threatening to kill him.
Chris Brown has been sentenced to ninety days in rehab.
A Los Angeles judge has ordered the R&B singer to spent three months in a court-approved treatment facility for the second time to deal with anger management issues. The decision was made on Wednesday during a probation status hearing stemming from his 2009 assault on then-girlfriend, pop star Rihanna.
Chris checked himself into rehab for anger management issues on October 29, only to be kicked out two weeks later, after he reportedly flew into a violent rage. TMZ have revealed that Chris threw a rock at his own mother's car window after she showed up to a "family session," and urged him to stay for extended treatment. "Mr. Brown proceeded to walk outside and pick up a rock and threw it through his mother's car window and it shattered," a court statement read.
The 24-year-old star could still face a probation violation due to his arrest last month on a misdemeanor assault charge in Washington, D.C. He supposedly punched 20-year-old man in the face outside his tour bus after he asked for a photograph with the star. TMZ also report that as a result of the judge wanting a report on the incident, Chris could still end up in prison. The singer was also sentenced to an additional 1,000 hours of community service this year after an alleged hit-and-run accident over the summer.
Chris Brown has left rehab.
The 24-year-old star is no longer staying at a treatment facility in Malibu, California, where he was seeking help in order to "gain focus and insight" into his previous behavior to enable him to pursue his life and career from a "healthier vantage point."
"'Chris is continuing his rehab program as an outpatient and is also completing his community service in the Los Angeles area. He appreciates all of your encouragement and support," Brown's representative said.
The "Forever" hitmaker was receiving lots of psychological counseling in rehab after acknowledging he has a major anger management problem. Chris voluntarily checked himself into the center days after he was arrested for assault following an incident where he allegedly punched a man outside a hotel on October 27.
Chris Brown is counter-suing Frank Ocean's cousin.
The "Pyramids" hitmaker's relative, Sha'Keir Duarte, filed a lawsuit in August against the "Fine China" singer - who is currently seeking treatment in a Malibu rehab facility to learn to cope with his anger management issues - claiming Chris' bodyguard violently beat him up when the two singers and their entourages got into an heated confrontation outside Westlake Recording Studio in Los Angeles in January.
But Chris has now fired back and claimed in new court documents that Duarte provoked the fight by threatening to kill him, according to gossip website TMZ.com. The 24-year-old star also accused Duarte of kicking and punching him, and insisted that he attempted to avoid the altercation "with the aggressive and hostile Mr. Duarte." Duarte is allegedly demanding $2 million in compensation and Chris has accused him of being motivated by money.
It was previously reported that Chris fled the scene straight after the fight, while Frank stayed to speak to police officers.
Chris Brown is being urged to stay in rehab for three months.
The "Fine China" singer checked into a treatment facility in Malibu, California, on Tuesday, just two days after being arrested for assault after allegedly breaking a man's nose outside a hotel in Washington D.C., and his management team want him to remain there until early next year.
"The rehab facility has been told to take him [Brown] apart and put him back together," a source said.
The 24-year-old star, who is still on probation for beating his ex-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009, is reportedly open to remaining in care so he can learn how to cope with his anger management issues and prove he is serious about overcoming them, as he has been warned by his lawyer, Mark Geragos, that he could be sentenced to up to four years behind bars if the judge decides he has violated his probation. "Chris Brown has elected to enter a rehab facility. His goal is to gain focus and insight into his past and recent behaviour, enabling him to continue the pursuit of his life and his career from a healthier vantage point," a spokesperson for the singer previously said.
Chris Brown has entered rehab.
The 24-year-old singer - who was arrested for assault after allegedly punching a man outside a hotel on Sunday - has decided to seek help following his recent troubles by checking into a treatment facility on Tuesday.
"Chris Brown has elected to enter a rehab facility. His goal is to gain focus and insight into his past and recent behavior, enabling him to continue the pursuit of his life and his career from a healthier vantage point," Chris' representative told E! News.
The news comes just days after the "Forever" singer was arrested, along with his bodyguard, in Washington, DC, after reportedly hitting a man and making a homophobic slur in the early hours of Sunday morning. Chris reportedly punched the man, breaking his nose, when the unidenitified male and a friend attempted to insert themselves in a picture he was taking with two females. The star's lawyer insists he is not guilty.
Chris Brown has branded the District Attorney in his court case a racist.
The R&B star took to Twitter last night after he was sentenced to 1,000 extra hours of community service earlier this month for submitting bogus reports for the 1,440 hours he was originally ordered to complete for assaulting then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009. "N***a done 6 months community service wit police and the DA racist ass crying to the judge that I didn't do it. F**k the SYSTEM! (sic)" Chris raged on the social networking site.
The 24-year-old hot-head went on to slam the American justice system for wasting so much time on his case when there are so many more pressing matters to solve: "How about y'all take care of all the homeless kids and families on skid row. Promote helping people that are really f***ed up in your city!"
Chris concluded, "Family first! The LAW ... last (sic)," before referring to his latest addition to his graffiti-sprayed car collection, quipping, "I paint pics of monsters because its a reflection of u bitcha*s n***as and this bitchass system! (sic)"
Rihanna is furious that Chris Brown is putting a duet with her on his upcoming album.
The "Fine China" hitmaker was originally planning to axe the track, "Put It Up," from his new album, X after he and the "Stay" singer ended their on/off relationship for good earlier this year, but announced on Twitter this week that his ex-girlfriend, 25, will definitely be making an appearance on the record.
The 24-year-old star, who is still on probation for beating Rihanna in 2009, wrote on Thursday, "New album features @NICKIMINAJ, Kendrick, @rihanna, @KELLYROWLAND, @wizkhalifa, @bobatl and more surprises to come. 'X'"
Rihanna appeared to be less than impressed by his decision to release their track, recorded when they were still together, tweeting shortly after his announcement, "Phuck O.utta H.ere B.***h." She also posted a photo on Instagram featuring the words, "B***h you will die, be born again, die and be born again before I ever do a song with you b***h."
Drake wants nothing to do with Chris Brown ever again. The rapper is still fuming over his New York City club bust-up with the R&B singer last June, during which several people were injured after note passing about mutual flame Rihanna turned into a bottle-throwing brawl between the two love rivals and their respective entourages.
One year on, Drake has spoken openly about the W.i.P nightclub incident for the first time, insisting he will never patch things up with the "Don't Wake Me Up" hitmaker. Referring to Chris' on/off relationships with Rihanna and Karrueche Tran, Drake told America's GQ magazine, "I hear he has everything he could want now. I don't want my name to be synonymous with that guy's name. I really don't. I wish we could sit down ... and talk it out man-to-man. But that's not going to happen."
Chris Brown may be prosecuted over his fight with Frank Ocean.
The rival singers were involved in a brawl back in January after Frank was accused of blocking Chris' car from leaving Westlake Recording Studios in Los Angeles and despite previous reports the case had been closed, the "Turn Up the Music" hitmaker is still under a criminal battery investigation, according to website TMZ. Despite Frank, 25, not pressing charges against the singer, the Los Angeles County District Attourney's Office's file is still active and the incident could be named at Chris' probation review hearing later today.
Chris is still on probation after he beat ex-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009 and is also being investigated for an alleged hit-and-run incident which took place in Beverly Hills last month. He was reportedly never worried Frank would press charges against him after the confrontation, and the pair are said to have put their "misunderstanding" behind them.
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