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Archive for January 15th, 2008

Young R&B singer Chris Brown may be on tour, but he’s going to have to make a detour to the courthouse, after a lawsuit was filed in federal court against him and his touring company, CBE, on Christmas Eve. Ho, ho, ho! Ex-contract employee John Troxtel – who does business as RedMonkey Pictures, and has designed concert stages and sets for big tickets like Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, 50 Cent, Diddy, and Michael Jackson – filed the suit in California’s Central U.S. District Court, seeking damages over $1 million.

The suit reads: “Mr. Troxtel’s job was to transform what otherwise would be just a guy [Chris Brown] singing and rapping on stage into a multi-media spectacle worthy of a superstar. Mr. Troxtel did so through dozens of video elements, an animated cartoon and pervasive computer graphics synced [sic] to Mr. Brown’s performance.”

“Despite Mr. Troxtel’s top-quality work to make Mr. Brown’s concerts a success – the audiences rave about the animation and effects – Chris Brown’s touring company CBE Touring, LLC has decided to stiff Plaintiff for hundreds of thousands of dollars of work and expenses.”

Dang. How did Troxel know who to sue? That kid has a team that created him rivaling Bush’s travel entourage. Maybe his crew needs to stop spending so much dough on his underwear.