Chris Brown Photographer Attacked On Boat

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Chris Brown Photographer Attack

By Michael Lewittes

Chris Brown Photographer Attack

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Chris Brown had a photographer named Mychal Watts beaten up at a party the rapper was hosting in Florida, according to a new claim. The alleged incident took place a week ago in Fort Lauderdale aboard a boat during the launch party for WizPak. Now, Gossip Cop has learned, the photographer filed a report with the police.

Brown allegedly became enraged when Watts, who was hired to cover the event, took pictures of him and other stars on the yacht. The shutterbug claims Brown flipped out and cursed at him before asking his security to pummel the photographer. Watt’s police report states his camera’s $1,200 lens was broken after one of the rapper’s guards pushed him against a wall. “You’re done,” Brown supposedly yelled at Watts before the alleged attack. For his part, Watts says he was simply taking a picture of Brown, R&B singer Tank, and former NFL star Warren Sapp (see above).

Brown denies he asked his people to rough up Watts. The photographer, who was assigned to snap pictures of the event for WizPak, a stylish backpack that’s allows people to listen to music through wearable technology, says he left the launch party right after allegedly being hit. Interestingly, on Saturday Brown posted on Instagram the photo of himself with Sapp and Tank, pointing and seemingly snarling at Watts moments before for the alleged incident. The rapper, however, did not accompany the menacing-looking photo with a caption. Gossip Cop has reached out to Watt’s agency as well as Brown’s rep for more information.

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