Troubled R&B star Chris Brown is counter-suing a sports fan for extortion, insisting he threatened to tell the police the singer started a fight unless he paid him off.
Brown, who is currently behind bars after pleading guilty to violating his probation by fighting with a 20-year-old outside a Washington, D.C. hotel last year, claims Malcolm Ausbon wanted $250,000 to stay quiet about a basketball court scrap last summer, which Brown insists he was not part of.
Ausbon previously sued Brown claiming the singer attacked him during a pick-up basketball game at a Los Angeles gym.
In Brown’s new counter-suit, which has been obtained by TMZ.com, the star’s lawyer, Mark Geragos, claims Ausbon promised to keep the matter secret if Brown paid up. When he refused, the plaintiff filed suit.