Chris Brown might have to defend himself in court after multiple lawyers are demanding they be allowed to drop him as a client.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Chris’s legal representation have had enough of working with the singer and want out. They have filed motions asking the court to allow them to withdraw from the case.
The case was filed by a Jane Doe against Chris and his friend Lowell Grissom Jr. The woman claims she went to an after party at Chris’ Tarzana home in February 2017. She accuses Grissom of sexually assaulting her at the party.
In her lawsuit, she accuses the singer of trying to give her cocaine, molly and marijuana before Grissom committed the alleged assault. Chris has denied all allegations of wrongdoing in the case.
In newly filed documents, one of Chris’ lawyers, Blair Berk, filed documents claiming the singer has failed to met his obligations under their contract. Berk’s firm was brought on to help out Chris’ primary lawyer Zia Modabber.
Berk states, “Over the past several months, Mr. Brown has not met his material obligations under the terms of our engagement letter, and has rendered it unreasonably difficult for Tarlow & Berk to carry out the representation effectively. Our relationship with Mr. Brown has come to a point where Tarlow & Brown and I can no longer adequately defend or represent him.”
Berk says she doesn’t have the singer’s cell phone number and never had it. She communicated with him through his day-today longtime manager Ant Wilson.
His other lawyer, Zia Modabber, filed the same motion asking to drop Chris. She cites the same reasons as Berk in her motion. The judge has yet to rule.
In the original lawsuit, Jane Doe accuses Chris of brandishing firearms during the party, including one he allegedly carried in his waistband. Chris has suffered multiple setbacks in the case including having to turn over cell phone records to Jane Doe.
Brown was ordered to hand over all cell phone numbers he used since February 23, 2017 until present. The singer had tried to argue against turning it over to Doe, saying she only wanted it to harass him. The judge didn’t see things his way. The case is ongoing.