Chris Brown is disputing the claims of a process server who alleges he personally served the singer with a copy of a lawsuit filed by the life coach hired to help rehabilitate the entertainer’s image after his 2009 domestic abuse of Rihanna, and he wants the summons invalidated.
Mike G sued the singer on June 23 in Los Angeles Superior Court for allegedly beating him up on May 10, just days before Brown was to leave for a European tour.
Although Mike G thought he was having a routine talk with Brown about the tour, Brown instead took him into a room and punched him four times in the face and neck, the suit alleges. The plaintiff says that while he had to go to the hospital to be treated, Brown allegedly showed no remorse and boasted to others about the attack.
Process server Jason Luther states in court documents that he served Brown in person on June 23 at the singer’s home in Tarzana. But the 27-year-old “Kiss Kiss” singer says in a sworn declaration filed Friday that although he was home at the time, he was not the man Luther claims to have served about 10:50 p.m.
“I did not speak to or see anyone who identified himself as Jason Luther, or any other person who identified himself as a process server, or who stated that he was seeking to serve me with legal papers,” Brown says.
Brown says his home is bounded by a perimeter fence and that his grounds are monitored by video. To enter the property, one must use a pass code or get permission from someone inside, he says.
Brown says that he did not use the intercom to talk to a man claiming to be a process server that night, nor did anyone else in the residence.
Brown says the video cameras show him driving into his property about 10:40 p.m. and that other people depicted leaving and entering at the same time were all individuals that he knew.
The video “does not show any process server approaching the front gate to enter the grounds of the residence at or about 10:49 p.m. … the time Mr. Luther falsely claims he served me with process,” according to Brown.
Brown further says that although he is aware of Mike G’s suit, he has not reviewed any of the documents.
“No copies of the legal papers were ever found at my residence or outside the front gate,” he says.
Brown also says he never authorized anyone to accept service on his behalf.
Brown’s lawyers state in their court papers that it “cannot be disputed that the information in the proof of service is false” and that a judge should grant their motion to quash service of the summons. A hearing is scheduled Nov. 29 before Judge Elizabeth Allen White.
—City News Service
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