Man sues Chris Brown, bodyguard for total of $3M

FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 28, 2013 file photo, singer Chris Brown, center, departs the H. Carl Moultriel courthouse after he was released from jail following his arrest for allegedly punching another man, in Washington. A representative for the R&B star announced Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013 that Brown has decided to go to rehab 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." (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
February 20, 2014 11:34:46 AM PST
A man who says he was punched in the face by singer Chris Brown and his bodyguard during an altercation outside a Washington hotel is suing for $3 million.

The civil lawsuit filed Tuesday in Superior Court in Washington seeks $1.5 million from each man. The lawsuit filed by lawyers for Parker Isaac Adams says that Adams' nose was fractured and he had other injuries to his head and face as a result of being punched.

Adams said in a telephone interview Thursday that he is seeking to recover money for his medical bills which include visits to a plastic surgeon and a breathing specialist. The lawsuit seeks compensatory damages of $1 million and punitive damages of $500,000 from each man. A lawyer for Adams, John C. Hayes Jr., said his client is largely seeking money for "pain and suffering" though he is continuing to receive medical care for his injuries.

Brown and his bodyguard, Christopher Hollosy, were arrested in October after Adams said both punched him in the face outside the W Hotel. The lawsuit says Adams, 20, tried to get in a picture that Brown was taking with two of Adams' friends, and the singer and then Hollosy punched him.

Lawyers for Brown and Hollosy declined to comment Thursday on the civil lawsuit.

At the time Brown was arrested, the Grammy winner was on probation in California for a 2009 attack on singer Rihanna, his then-girlfriend. Both Brown and Hollosy are charged criminally in Washington with misdemeanor assault, and the result of the case could affect Brown's case in California.

During a hearing Thursday, lawyers picked April 17 as the start date for the trial for the two men. Lawyers said they expect the trial will last two or three days. Neither man was present for the hearing.


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