Chris Brown sued over recording studio altercation

LOS ANGELES - A man who claims he was punched and kicked by a member of Chris Brown's entourage during a fight at a recording studio is suing the R&B singer for assault and battery.

Sha'keir Duarte sued Brown on Tuesday for unspecified damages in Los Angeles.

Brown's lawyer Mark Geragos called it a frivolous lawsuit and vowed to have it dismissed.

Duarte claims he was beaten by a member of Brown's entourage identified in the suit only as "Hood" during a fight over a parking spot. The fight at Westlake Recording Studios erupted on Jan. 27 between the entourages of Brown and fellow singer Frank Ocean.

Duarte's lawsuit says Brown taunted him and threatened that the fight could escalate into a shooting, which Duarte claims left him afraid for his life.

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