Chris Brown’s Extortion Lawsuit Dismissed

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December 7, 2018 | 3:55am EST

R&B star Chris Brown has lost his bid to sue over an alleged extortion attempt surrounding a 2015 concert in the Philippines.
The Loyal hitmaker launched legal action against Los Angeles-based lawyer Jose Victor Los Banos Giongco three years ago, after he was confronted by a group of armed men in his Manila hotel room following a performance in the city.
According to documents filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, Brown accused Giongco of working with a Filipino man to organize the set up, during which the singer was threatened with arrest if he failed to hand over $300,000 “in exchange for safe passage home”.
Giongco has since died, but the case went before a judge on Thursday, when Brown’s suit was dismissed due to issues regarding jurisdiction.
Sources tell The Blast that Brown is planning to appeal the decision, and fight for damages for “extreme” emotional distress suffered during the alleged incident from the late lawyer’s estate executors.