Chris Brown scored a victory in court.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James Chalfant rejected a motion from Brown’s former manager Michael “Mike G” Guirguis and his Nitevision Management firm to seize more than $1.5 million in assets from the R&B crooner for commissions owed, according to the Encino Patch.
“Although there can be no dispute that Brown owes Nitevision the unpaid commissions, he refuses to pay them,” said Guirguis’ lawyers in court documents.
Guirguis’ motion sought money from Brown’s deposit accounts and interests in real estate other than his primary home.
In a sworn statement, Guirguis discussed Brown’s financial moves. “I have worked with Brown since 2012 and have seen firsthand Brown’s lavish spending habits,” he said, noting that Brown “travels on private jets domestically and internationally, and spends anywhere from $50,000 to $200,000 per trip.”
On top of this, Gurguis said Brown has often paid six-figure sums to cover over-budget video shoot costs.
Guirguis went on to say that his company could receive “great or irreparable injury” due to this issue.
Brown’s relationship with Guriguis has been strained. Last year, Guirguis sued Brown for allegedly assaulting him. Brown responded to the accusations on Instagram. “Ni**as is getting mad and filing lawsuits because I fired them because they’re stealing money,” he said. “You’re stealing money, pal. So you’re mad because you’re no longer existent.”
Guirguis has accused Brown of defaming him with theft allegations. Shortly after, Brown’s publicist Nicole Perna also resigned. Earlier this month, Billboard reported that Brown no longer has a personal representative, security team, or manager.