Chris Brown’s former manager has hit a snag in his $1.5 million civil suit against the singer.
Last summer, Michael “Mike G” Guirguis sued Brown over claims that the singer beat him up on May 10 of last year. Mike G says that Brown slandered him and his firm, Nitevision Management, on social media, with claims that he was fired because he stole money. The former manager also claims he was owed unpaid commission from the singer.
In a recently filed motion from Guirguis’ lawyers, Mike G sought $1.5 million in specific assets from Brown. The assets included money in deposit accounts and interests in real estate. They did not include Brown’s earnings.
In the court docs, Brown’s former manager claims that is bad with money and without the court’s help, he’d never pay up.
“I have worked with Brown since 2012 and have seen firsthand Brown’s lavish spending habits,” his former manager said. He claims the singer “travels on private jets domestically and internationally, and spends anywhere from $50,000 to $200,000 per trip.” He also says that Brown’s music video shoots routinely exceeded the record label’s budget and Chris would have to pay the difference, which often reached six-figure sums.
Mike G’s lawyers argued that if Brown is allowed to continue his extravagant spending without the funds being replenished, Nitevision could suffer “great or irreparable injury.”
Last Tuesday, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James Chalfant rejected the bid brought forth by Michael Guirguis and his lawyers. This means he will not be able to seize Brown’s assets.