Chris Brown has reportedly claimed it is not his fault that a patron was shot during his nightclub appearance last year (15).
An unidentified gunman opened fire on partygoers during a club night Chris was attending at the Fiesta venue in San Jose, California in January, 2015, where five people were shot and injured.
One of the victims, Paul Briley, filed a lawsuit against Chris last year (15). claiming he failed to take proper security measures as violence has broken out at Chris' appearances in the past. He sought damages for pain, suffering, post-traumatic stress and "serious permanent personal injuries".
According to TMZ.com, Chris has now fired back with his own legal papers in which he absolves himself of responsibility for shootings which occur during his appearances, including his 2014 pre-MTV Video Music Awards bash.
Chris has asked the judge to throw out the lawsuit because it is the club executives' job to protect patrons, not his, the outlet report. He also wants it be known that these violent incidents do not always occur at his concerts, as the 2014 tragedy took place at a party he was hosting.
His representatives had previously called Paul's lawsuit "frivolous" in a statement to HipHopWired.com which read, "It is a poor reflection of our society that violence is so prevalent and it is always a tragedy when someone is physically harmed. However this is a completely frivolous lawsuit...
"We expect that the case will be dismissed and in future, to avoid these reoccurring meritless lawsuits directed at Chris Brown, we plan to seek damages from all parties and their lawyers."
During the 2014 incident at the 1OAK nightclub in West Hollywood, two people were shot - including now-imprisoned music mogul Marion 'Suge' Knight. He was reportedly shot six times and was rushed to hospital for surgery. He recovered from his injuries.