Chris Brown Files Lawsuit Against Philippines Promoter Over Extortion Plot
posted by Keith Combs
Chris Brown is fighting back against a promoter who he claims tried to extort him for money. TMZ is reporting that Brown is suing a concert promoter from the Philippines who he alleges tried to strong arm him for $300,000.
According to the suit, Brown said the trouble started when he had to reschedule a planned New Year’s Eve 2014 concert in the Philippines due to a “misplaced passport.” The singer eventually performed a makeup show in July 2015 and everything went smoothly.
However, when Brown tried to leave his hotel he was confronted by armed men and a lawyer for the venue who allegedly told him if he doesn’t wire $300,000 to a trust fund for Jose Victor Los Banos Biongco he would be arrested.
Brown refused and got in touch with an immigration attorney and was able to leave the country. But, according to Brown, Biongco and his reps continued to text him asking for the money.
Chris Brown says that the entire incident has left him in “extreme” emotional distress and he wants Biongco to pay for undisclosed damages.
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