Chris Brown Reaches Settlement in Las Vegas Battery Case: Report
Chris Brown has reportedly struck an agreement in a civil lawsuit case initially filed against the singer by a Liziane Gutierrez, who was allegedly attacked by Brown after an attempt to take a photo with him. TMZ reports that Brown and Gutierrez have finally settled the case although the official settlement amount was not disclosed.
Sources told TMZ the initial settlement negotiations were around $70,000 while other sources revealed the pair settled for "substantially less."
Gutierrez filed the civil lawsuit in February 2016, suing the singer for battery, theft -- she claimed Brown or someone in his entourage took her cell phone -- and defamation following a video Brown posted to social media where he denied the claims and said that the accuser was "too ugly" to be granted access to his Las Vegas party, where the incident allegedly took place. Brown was later cleared of all charges.
Billboard has reached out to Brown's reps for comment.