A club photographer was allegedly punched out by troubled singer Chris Brown. The incident happened at a nightclub in Tampa, Florida after Brown’s concert there on Sunday.
Brown and his entourage stopped by the AJA nightclub for a paid post-concert appearance.
Normally, celebrities who are on the decline like Brown command about $5,000 – $10,000 for a nightclub appearance. For that kind of money, the star is not expected to perform or even hobnob with paying customers.
According to the Tampa Police Department, Brown and his crew were on their way out of the club when Brown allegedly “sucker punched” club photographer Bennie Vines, Jr. for taking pictures.
TMZ published photos of injuries that Vines says he suffered during the altercation.
It isn’t clear if Vines plans to file a lawsuit, but he told TMZ he is pressing charges.
Brown was sentenced to four months in jail for a parole violation in 2014. His probation officially ended in March 2015, and he was free to move about the country.
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