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Singer Trey Songz sued for alleged assault at Michigan concert

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Grammy nominated singer Trey Songz is facing a lawsuit alleging he assaulted a police officer and a photographer during a 2016 concert.

The attorney representing both victims said the civil suit could seek millions of dollars.

Songz is being sued under his real name Tremaine Neverson.

According to this federal lawsuit, he’s accused of severely injured a Detroit police sergeant and a photographer in December 2016 at a concert at Joe Louis Arena.

"He threw a heavy mic stand into the audience,” Attorney Michael Moore said.

It was a packed crowd and the lawsuit alleges Neverson lost control when his microphone was cut off at the end of the night.

"Lots of f bombs are being dropped and they went to arrest him and he threw a punch and it landed squarely on my client's face. My client went down. He hit the hard concrete,” Moore said.

Moore said his client Sergeant Robert Avery was punched in the face and assaulted, causing serious internal injuries and also requiring him to have hip surgery.

"Sergeant on the Detroit Police Department for 22 years and he was at this concert protecting not only Mr. Neverson but the public. Robert Avery's doctors have said he will never work again as a police officer because of the injuries that Tremaine Neverson said impacted on him that evening. He's a family man with kids, it's horrible,” Moore said.

Photographer Andrew Potter was allegedly hit with a mic stand in the back of the head.

"That was thrown by Trey Songz and he went down to the ground and he suffered head injuries from that,” Moore said.

The lawsuit shows Songz flipping off a camera during his mug shot and making anti-police statements before even coming to Detroit.

"He was in Maryland and he was tweeting you know F the police. If a regular person walks up and punches an officer, I think they would be in a lot of trouble. My clients want to hold Mr. Neverson accountable for his actions that night. I think we'll see how the case plays out, but I can definitely see asking a jury for millions of dollars at the end of this,” Moore said.

Neverson pleaded guilty to two counts of disturbing the peace in his criminal case and was sentenced to 18 months of probation.

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