Grammy-winning artist Chris Brown is now facing a $2 million lawsuit from City National Bank, a Georgia-based institution, alleging that it extended a loan to Brown and others, including singer-songwriter The-Dream, for the purpose of purchasing two Popeyes Chicken fast-food restaurants that were never acquired.
According to reports by The Blast, the lawsuit has been filed in California, where Brown resides. The suit claims that the loan, which has remained unpaid since its inception, was intended to finance the purchase of the restaurants. City National Bank has reportedly been attempting to collect on the loan since 2018, with an outstanding balance of $2,140,901.74 as of February 17, 2023, as stated in the lawsuit.
This legal action, filed in California, is categorized as a collection suit, indicating that City National Bank has secured a default judgment against Chris Brown and is seeking the repayment of the loan. The status of The-Dream’s share of the claim remains unclear at this time.
This lawsuit is the latest in a series of legal challenges for Chris Brown. He is currently entangled in a $71 million dog attack lawsuit initiated by former housekeepers. The trial, initially scheduled for September 2023, has been rescheduled to December 2023 by the court’s order.
Court documents obtained by RadarOnline reveal that Brown’s legal team requested the trial’s postponement, arguing that the housekeeper who filed the lawsuit would not be negatively affected by the delay. Additionally, they cited ongoing treatment for her injuries under her worker’s compensation claims, preventing them from gathering essential evidence required for the trial.
While the plaintiff’s identity was not disclosed by Radar Online, a prior report by PEOPLE identified the plaintiff as Patricia Avila, Chris Brown’s former housekeeper. Avila claimed that one of Brown’s Caucasian ovcharka dogs attacked her sister, Maria, while they were performing housekeeping duties at the singer’s residence in 2020.
According to the allegations, the dog growled at Maria and subsequently launched a vicious attack when she entered the backyard to empty a vacuum. Patricia discovered her sister covered in blood, and the injuries were severe, including bites on her leg, injuries around her eye, and significant skin loss from her arm. Maria required hospitalization and two surgeries as a result of the incident.
The dog involved in the attack is known for its substantial size, weighing between 110 and 200 pounds. Before the attack, the dogs were reportedly housed in a part of the property not visible to the housekeepers.
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