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Chris Brown Sued by Manager for Alleged Assault and Battery

Singer and songwriter Chris Brown is being sued for assault and battery by Mike G, the man he tapped to help burnish his damaged image.

Mike G, whose real name is Michael M. Guirguis, alleges that Brown viciously attacked him, shutting him in a room and punching him four times in the face and neck. He is seeking unspecified damages.

“The assault was unprovoked and, regrettably, just another attack in Brown’s long history of violent and abusive behavior,” the suit reads.

Citing Brown’s affiliation with gang members, Mike G’s legal team says that he “… does not feel safe working with Brown any longer.”

In 2009, Brown pled guilty to assaulting his then girlfriend, Rihanna. Photos of Rihanna’s bruised and scarred face were picked up by media outlets, and Brown’s reputation was badly damaged as his career took a downturn. Mike G said he was hired in 2012 as Brown’s manager in part to repair his public standing. In addition, he claims he worked to get Brown out of debt, as well as encouraged him to stop using drugs and seek treatment for violence issues.

Mike G takes credit for getting the singer to resume touring and for helping him create three LPs. He says the attack took place on May 10, 2016 and left him hospitalized. Brown took to social media hours after the attack, posting a video of himself with the caption, “them days when u are looking for some f—s to give.”

“We did everything we could to resolve this in a non-public way to avoid damage to Chris Brown,” said Patty Glaser, an attorney for Mike G. “Regrettably, as outlined in our complaint, Chris Brown has proven to be his own worst enemy.”

A spokesman for Brown did not reply to a request for comment. In an Instagram video posted after the lawsuit hit, Brown says he fired Mike G for stealing money.  Mike G’s camp responded by saying that they plan to amend their complaint and add claims for defamation. 

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