Chris Brown in Los Angeles Superior Court (Thurs. Mar. 5th 2009)

A Los Angeles photographer is suing Chris Brown and a Los Angeles gym for assault and battery, false imprisonment, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligence and premises liability. According to the lawsuit, which was filed yesterday in L.A. County Superior Court, the photographer alleges that Chris’ bodyguards and an L.A. Fitness employee caused him physical harm after he shot a photo of Chris playing ball with his friends on the basketball court of the gym.

The photog claims Chris’ bodyguards yelled at him — so he tried to leave the gym … but an L.A. Fitness employee tried to block his escape.

The photog says he then fell down a stairwell, which allowed the bodyguards to catch up with him — where they, “picked him up by his shorts and physically assaulted him.”

The photog claims he was a paying member at the gym and had every right to be on the property.

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