WASHINGTON (AP) β€” A man who says singer Chris Brown punched him during an altercation outside a Washington hotel has filed a civil lawsuit against the singer and his bodyguard.

The man, Parker Isaac Adams, said in a telephone interview he’s seeking to recover his medical bills. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday.

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Brown and his bodyguard were arrested in October after Adams said both men struck him during an altercation outside the W Hotel over a picture Brown was taking with two other people. When Brown was arrested, the Grammy winner was on probation in California for a 2009 attack on singer Rihanna, his then-girlfriend.

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Prosecutors and lawyers for singer Chris Brown were also expected Thursday to choose a start date for his trial on a misdemeanor assault charge stemming from the incident.

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