Chris Brown assaults photographer at Florida nightclub

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 18 (ANI): Controversy's favourite child Chris Brown has found himself in legal trouble, yet again. As reported by E! Online, the 27-year-old-singer has punched a photographer at Tampa, Florida nightclub Club Aja, at the early hours of Monday morning. E! Online confirms that the photographer, Bennie L. Vines has suffered a busted lip and is ready to take legal action in this matter. Tampa Police department has issued a statement which reads, "During an after party event, Mr. Brown and his crew came into the club for a 'showing' for which he was paid. Mr. Vines is a photographer for Club Aja. As he was taking photos, Vines reported Mr. Brown 'sucker punched' him for allegedly taking photos. By the time officers were contacted and arrived, Mr. Brown left the scene. Mr. Vines wishes to prosecute for a minor laceration to his lip. Medical attention was refused. The investigation continues." The Club also released a statement and apologized for the whole incident. The statement reads, "Dear patrons: Incidents like the ones caused by Chris Brown and his team are very sad to see. As everyone witnessed he showed up to the club at around 1:30am. After only a few minutes of being there, Chris Brown himself and his team assaulted our club photographer and proceeded to walk out of the venue." Continuing, "AJA Channelside and our employees apologize for the inconvenience. Assault charges were pressed and we are dealing with the proper authorities accordingly. We appreciate your constant support!" Many club-goers caught the occurrence on their cameras, showing Brown and his crew getting riled up in a back corner as the crowd began screaming and the DJ can was heard saying, "Chill, big dog. Chill, chill chill." This is not the first time the 'Turn up the Music' hit-maker has got himself into a controversy. In 2014, he plead guilty to a misdemeanor assault after punching a fan who tried to get into a picture with him, while in 2009 he was arrested after assaulting his then-girlfriend, Rihanna.(ANI)