A fan has filed a lawsuit against Chris Brown over a gunshot wound sustained from a shooting incident at the singer’s private concert in San Jose, California, in January.
Paul Briley, a fan of Chris Brown, is suing the singer for the shooting that happened at San Jose’s Capricorn Bash, where Chris Brown was having a concert. Briley claims he’s suffering from permanent injuries as a result of the gunshot wound.
In the lawsuit, Briley says Chris Brown is responsible for the nightclub shooting because the singer failed to provide enough security considering similar incidents had happened in his past concerts and shows. Chris Brown, the suit alleges, should have had the foresight to request for more security at the San Jose nightclub concert.
Chris Brown was performing at the Fiesta Nightclub in San Jose when shots rang out. Chris Brown was performing one of his hit songs when the shooting started.
The singer, unharmed, was quickly ushered from the venue. Paul Briley and four other people, however, sustained gunshot wounds and were admitted to the hospital. The club’s liquor license was suspended as a result of the violent incident.
Nicole Perma, Chris Brown’s publicist, denounces the shooting incident and says “It’s 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 lawsuit. We expect that the case be dismissed and in future, to avoid these recurring meritless lawsuits directed at Chris Brown, we plan to seek damages from their lawyers,” Nicole Perma added.
In August 2014, four people sustained gunshot wounds during a pre-VMA party organized by Chris Brown. The incident happened at the 10ak nightclub in Los Angeles. Among the casualties is Marion “Suge” Knight, founder of Death Row Records.
In 2012, Chris Brown’s bodyguards were also involved in an altercation in a New York nightclub.
Paul Briley also included Fiesta Nightclub in his lawsuit. The lawsuit states that Chris Brown and the nightclub failed to implement the necessary security measures to ensure the attendees’ safety. The attendees were not searched for firearms, and the security personnel didn’t use metal detectors and failed to perform pat-downs for guns, the lawsuit claims.
In his lawsuit against Chris Brown, Briley is seeking monetary damages “for all past, present, and future physical, mental and emotional pain and suffering, including the fright, shock, terror, and post-traumatic stress of being shot.”
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