Chris Brown Wins Legal Battle Against Manager Accusing the Singer of Assault
After taking several L’s in the past few weeks, Chris Brown scored a victory against his former manager Michael Guirguis (aka Mike G). Last Tuesday (March 7), a Los Angeles judge rejected a motion by Guirguis’ attorneys to seize over $1.5 million in assets from the singer.
According to the Encino Patch, Mike G is suing Brown for allegedly beating him up on May 10, 2016, just days before he was to embark on an European tour. In his suit, Mike G also alleges that Brown defamed him and his company, Nitevision Management, with Instagram postings about him being fired for stealing money from the singer.
Mike G is also suing the singer for breach of contract. His attorneys filed a motion to have Brown's assets seized, including money in his deposit accounts and his interests in real estate (except his home), because they fear that the singer's reckless spending behavior will prohibit him from paying the commission that he owes his former manager. "Although there can be no dispute that Brown owes Nitevision the unpaid commissions, he refuses to pay them," Mike G's attorneys stated in court papers.
In a sworn statement, Mike G maintains that Brown has a history of questionable spending practices that could question the singer's financial liability in the future. "I have worked with Brown since 2012 and have seen firsthand Brown's lavish spending habits," his former manager said.
Mike G also stated that Brown was fired in July from his Las Vegas residency at Drai's Beachclub and Nightclub, where he earned $3 million annually. (However, Brown was able to get his gig back in February.) He also said that Nitevision could suffer "great or irreparable injury" if Brown continues his spending spree without being able to replenish his funds. His attorneys finally added that Brown will not let them see his accounting books, which is under the contract agreement that both parties agreed upon on in 2014.
Attorneys for Chris Brown had no comment on the matter.