Claiming he suffered “extreme emotional distress,” singer Chris Brown has sued the organizers of his 2015 concert in Manila because of an incident that initially prevented Brown from leaving the Philippines after his performance.
The dispute stems from an aborted 2014 New Year’s eve gig that the 28-year-old Grammy-winner was contracted to do, but missed because he claims to have “lost his passport.” The July 2015 show was a makeup date.
According to court documents, Brown said that on the day after his performance he was met by armed men who blocked his exit and prevented him from leaving. He says a lawyer for the organizers told him he would be arrested unless he wired $300k to a trust fund for Jose Victor Los Banos Biongco.
Brown was finally able to leave after hiring an immigration lawyer who assisted him in getting clearance to fly to Macau, the next stop in his concert tour.