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Chris Brown sued for allegedly beating up a man at a nightclub

Chris Brown is being sued for allegedly beating up a man at a London nightclub. In a lawsuit filed on Thursday and obtained by PEOPLE, Abe Diaw claims that the “Under the Influence” singer hit him in the face with a bottle of Don Julio 1942 tequila in February at TAPE in London.

According to the lawsuit, Brown, 34, was “beating” Diaw in the head with “crushing blows” and knocked him unconscious. Then, Brown allegedly “continued to ruthlessly stomp” on him for “30 seconds.”

Diaw, who was 43 at the time, “ended up in the hospital with lacerations on his head and torn ligaments in his leg,” the lawsuit states, adding that it left with him “permanent” damage and “severe emotional distress.”

Diaw claims that TAPE caught the altercation on surveillance footage. Brown is being sued by Diaw for damages and is demanding a trial by jury, per the lawsuit. The singer’s rep and lawyers did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

Brown has a long history of legal trouble, beginning in 2009 when he physically assaulted then-girlfriend Rihanna. Rihanna was left with visible facial injuries and was hospitalized; Brown was subsequently charged with felony assault and making criminal threats on March 5. He pleaded guilty to a felony on June 22 of that year and accepted a plea deal of community labor, five years’ probation and domestic violence counseling.

After completing the yearlong domestic violence course in 2010, Brown posted to Twitter, “I have enough self respect and decency to be proud of accomplishing this DV class. Boyz run from [their] mistakes. Men learn from them!!!”

Most recently, in May, Brown and Usher reportedly got into a fight the day before they took the stage at Lovers & Friends music festival in Las Vegas.

Brown allegedly got into an argument with Usher, 45, during his birthday party at the Skate Rock City roller rink, as seen in a video obtained by TMZ. Hollywood Unlocked was first to report the news.

Per TMZ, Brown was attempting to talk to Teyana Taylor and became angry when she ignored him, which caused Usher to intervene and try to calm the singer. The outlet said that Brown then told his crew they were leaving, and they exited the facility, though Usher followed after them.

Usher then returned from meeting the group behind a series of charter buses with what appeared to be a bloody nose, according to TMZ, which cited an eyewitness.

In other news – Matthew Perry dies at 54

Matthew Perry, who was best known for playing sarcastic, wisecracking Chandler Bing on NBC’s smash hit comedy “Friends,” has died at 54.

Perry was found dead Saturday in a jacuzzi at his Los Angeles home, according to TMZ, the first to report the news. NBC News and the Los Angeles Times also confirmed his death with police sources. Read More

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