Chris Brown To Pay Over $10,000 To Backup Dancer For ‘Fake Blood’ Mishap


A judge in the Spring Street Courthouse has ordered Chris Brown to pay more than $10,000 to backup dancer Danielle Griffin, as revealed in new documents obtained by The Blast

The legal battle was set in motion in 2019 when Griffin filed a lawsuit against the singer, alleging that someone on set poured toxic “fake blood” into her eyes. 

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Chris Brown Set To Pay For Damages Done To Dancer During Video Shoot


A default judgment made by the court has asked Brown to pay Griffin $14,977.95. While the damages came to $11,411, a $3,566.95 charge was labeled as “costs.” The ruling was made after the court considered “the plaintiff’s written declaration.” 

As already mentioned, the drama began in September 2019 when Griffin declared that a wardrobe and makeup artist hired by the defendants — Major Hour Productions Inc. et al. — “carelessly poured fake liquid blood on her head without eye protection,” despite assuring her of the substance’s safety.

She asserted that she sustained major injuries to both of her eyes and held Brown and the production responsible, arguing that they should have been aware that the substance could harm her eyes. 

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The Plaintiff Wanted Brown To Pay At Least $25,000

Chris Brown Sued Over A $2 Million Investment In 'Popeyes' Chicken Restaurants

Additionally, the lawsuit claimed that the blood itself was not adequately tested for use on any of the dancers.

Griffin noted that the defendants “had a duty to properly train its employees and agents on the use of dangerous substance including fake liquid blood when preparing dancers and performers for the music video.”

She indicated that even though the video shoot happened two years prior, there had been no assistance provided to aid in her recovery since then.

Hence, the accuser wanted the court to compel Brown and the companies involved in the shoot to compensate her for damages, including medical care and treatment for her personal injuries. 

She was also seeking reimbursement for her loss of wages and wanted over $25,000 in damages.

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Brown Was Recently Slammed With A $16 Million Lawsuit

Chris Brown at the PrettyLittleThing Madhouse Presented By Teyana Taylor

Brown faced more legal trouble when an alleged victim in a London club altercation filed an entry of default against him, suggesting that he failed to respond to a pending lawsuit within the specified time frame. 

As a result, the accuser requested that the “New Flame” hitmaker pay him $1 million in special damages and $15 million in general damages.

This development follows The Blast’s acquisition of the petitioner’s initial filing against the 34-year-old in October 2023. 

In that filing, the individual claimed to have sustained lacerations on his head and torn ligaments in his leg, which led to hospitalization after he and Brown had a faceoff at a London nightclub.

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Allegedly, the fight involved Brown smashing a bottle of Don Julio 1942 Tequila over the accuser’s head and then ruthlessly stomping on the “defenseless” victim.

He further claimed in the documents that the incident occurred in the early hours of February 19, 2023, during Brown’s 2023 “Under the Influence” Tour.

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Even The Bank Wants Brown To Pay His Debts

Chris Brown arrives for the 62nd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles

Before details of the physical assault drama in London surfaced, City National Bank [CNB] hit the Grammys winner with a lawsuit seeking repayment on a loan provided to him and his associates for the purchase of two fast-food establishments.

The financial institution alleged in the filing that it had granted Brown, rapper The Dream, and others a $2 million loan to invest in two Popeyes restaurants. 

Documents released to The Blast divulged that “as of February 17, 2023, the borrower and guarantors owe $2,140,901.74 in unpaid principal and interest.”

It was reported at the time that the “Loyal” artist could have a tough time in this matter as a judgment had already been entered in a Georgia court in favor of CNB.

Simply put, the lawsuit originated from the state of Georgia, but the bank opted to file a case in Los Angeles Courts, acknowledging that the songwriter stayed in the area.

Essentially, the Los Angeles case was merely the bank’s attempt to recover the money they previously won in the lawsuit. 

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Chris Brown Owns A Truckload Of Restaurants

Chris Brown

Just as the dancer has a history of legal issues, he also has experience in the restaurant business. It has been said that Brown owns 14 Burger King joints in Virginia, his home state. 

These establishments likely contribute to Brown’s estimated net worth, which, depending on who you ask, ranges between $50 million and $150 million.

With such substantial wealth, settling his CNB debt may be relatively easy for the father-of-three. However, the situation surrounding The Dream remains murky, leaving uncertainty whether the bank will pursue action against him.

Given the “I Luv Your Girl” rapper’s residence in a different state, CNB might opt for separate legal proceedings to seek collection, adding a layer of complexity to the situation.

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