Chris Brown is Being Sued Over Nightclub Shooting

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Chris Brown attends the 2015 BET Awards on June 28, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

Chris Brown is reportedly being sued over a private San Jose, Calif., concert earlier this year where a shooting broke out and five people were injured. 

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Paul Briley has filed a lawsuit against Brown, TMZ reports, claiming that Brown failed to provide sufficient security and that he is now permanently injured as a result. 

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In Briley's claim, he states that since Brown had multiple violent incidents at shows before that San Jose concert, he should have had more security that night. 

Notably, last August, Brown hosted a pre-VMA party where four people were shot, including Death Row Records founder Suge Knight. More recently, Brown attended a party in Houston where two people were shot, but he was not present at the time of the shooting. 

The Jan. 11 shooting at San Jose's Fiesta Nightclub, resulted in a 60-day suspension of the club's liquor license. 

Brown’s publicist, Nicole Perna of BWR-PR, issued this statement: "It is 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 will be dismissed and in future, to avoid these reoccurring meritless lawsuits directed at Chris Brown, we plan to seek damages from all parties and their lawyers."