Chris Brown suing promoters for being detained in Manila
Several reports claim singer Chris Brown has filed a lawsuit against the promoter claiming he suffered extreme emotional distress after he was held in Manila for several days by a concert promoter demanding $300k for a concert he canceled on New Year’s Eve.
Brown said the trouble started when he was forced to delay a New Year's Eve 2014 gig in the Philippines due to a “misplaced passport.”
He arranged to play the makeup show in July 2015 – and performed right on schedule.
The next day, after the rescheduled show, documents claim Brown was met with armed men who blocked his exit when he tried to leave the hotel and head home. Brown then says a lawyer for the arena walked up and told him he would be arrested unless he wired $300k to a trust fund for Jose Victor Los Banos
Brown refused to pay, hired an immigration attorney and eventually got clearance to leave the country. He says on his way to the airport, Biongco and his team continued to command the cash via text.
He eventually made it home safe, but now he wants the promoter to pay unspecified damages for his extreme emotional distress.