Chris Brown: Sued By Frank Ocean's Cousin Over Parking Lot Brawl

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More non-stop negativity that isn't going to help Chris Brown.

Frank Ocean's feud with the singer has just taken a new twist, as his cousin is suing Brown for collateral damage suffered during their alleged scuffle.

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Following the reported rumble over a parking space at a recording studio, Ocean claimed to have a cut finger and Brown was seen with a cast on his hand.

The L.A. County Sheriff's Department investigated the incident but did not pursue the case after Ocean declined to press charges against Brown.

Frank's cousin isn't letting it go quite as easily, though.

In a lawsuit filed in L.A. Superior Court, Sha'keir Duarte singles out a guy who was with Brown, identified as a defendant in the lawsuit as "Hood."

The man menacingly approached him, allegedly, and asked, "Is there a problem, cuz?" and punched him after Ocean asked Brown if he parked in his space.

Duarte alleges that, as he was being punched, he heard Chris Brown himself yell, "Get that [N-word]!" which Duarte took to be referring to himself.

In addition to the aforementioned racial slur, Ocean previously said that Chris Brown threatened to shoot him during the parking lot dustup as well.

The plaintiff further contends that "Hood" then "commenced to beat and kick him about the head as he lay on the ground," kicking him "at least 12" times.

After a studio employee yelled at them to stop, Hood then shouted, "You just got handled," and Brown yelled, "You just got your ass beat and it's on camera."

Again, this is all just Duarte's side of the story, according to his filing.

He is asking for damages in excess of $25,000, alleging battery, assault, intentional infliction of emotional distress and conspiracy to commit battery.

Regarding the conspiracy claim, Duarte's suit states that the R&B star had "been engaged in a public verbal dispute" with Ocean for some time now.

Duarte adds that Chris "has, through social media, attempted to publicly belittle Frank Ocean, and any recording artist or acts associated with him."

The Grammy winners have had their differences over the years, mainly via Twitter, though the remnants of their feud have long since been deleted.

A rep for Brown did not offer much comment on the allegations or the lawsuit, saying only, "Chris Brown does not employ anyone named Hood."

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