One of the most successful R&B singers of all time Chris Brown is being sued for allegedly beating up a man at a London nightclub in February this year.
In a lawsuit filed on Thursday obtained by PEOPLE, Abe Diaw claims that “Under the Influence” Brown hit him in the face with a bottle of Don Julio 1942.
According to the lawsuit, Brown 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 “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 and Brown is being sued for damages and is demanding a trial by jury, per the lawsuit.
The singer’s rep and lawyers did not immediately respond.
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 5 March.
He pleaded guilty to a felony on 22 June of that year and accepted a plea deal of community labor, five years’ probation and domestic violence counseling.
Most recently, in May, Brown and singer 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, during his birthday party at the Skate Rock City roller rink.
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.