Chris Brown could be back in court sooner than expected if one cameraman has his way.
According to E! Online, photographer Robert Rosen filed suit against Chris in Los Angeles Superior Court for assault and battery.
Rob claims that Chris had bodyguards chase him down after he snapped a picture of the singer playing basketball on March 13 at L.A. Fitness on March 13. Court documents state once security caught the paparazzo that one of them "picked him up by his shorts and physically assaulted him."
Chris’ lawyer Mark Geragos, is shaking the suit off as nothing more than a photo op.
"This is a specious and frivolous lawsuit by one of the paparazzi seeking publicity and a payday," he told E! News. "He’s done this before and lost. We will vigorously defend against this."
Mark’s right: Back in 2007, Rob sued actor Pierce Brosnan (aka James Bond) of punching him outside of a restaurant in Malibu.
In his case against Chris, Rob said that he was in "great fear for his life, health and safety" after the singer’s security blocked the nearest exit at the gym and grabbed him. The suit states that once Rob broke free of the bodyguards, he fell down a flight of stairs.
Robert is also slamming Chris with allegations of intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligence, negligent hiring, premises liability and false imprisonment. The photographer is asking for an unspecified amount in damages, and claims that he was "severely injured and disabled, both internally and externally."
Of course, we’re not sure how all that will hold up in court if prosecutors see this video taken of Robert right after the incident.
– Sonya Eskridge