It's looking like one step forward, 10 steps back for Chris Brown.

Just when it seemed that the embattled singer had started to turn his life around, he has been hit with a $3million lawsuit.

Parker Adams, the man he allegedly punched in the face in Washington D.C in October has filed a civil suit against the superstar. Brown was arrested for felony assault after the violent altercation outside an hotel.

In court documents obtained by TMZ, Adams claims that Brown hurled homophobic abuse at him before the 24-year-old star and his bodyguard Christopher Hollosy punched him in the face.

He claimed that the Fine China singer shouted: "I'm not into that gay sh*t. I'm into boxing".

Brown denies the allegations and insists that the complainant was the aggressor and tried to muscle in on a photo he was taking with Adams' friends.

Adams wants $1million from Brown and Hollosy as well as an addition $500,000 in punitive damages from each man.

At the time of his arrest Brown was still on probation for assaulting Rihanna after a pre-Grammy bash in 2009. He agreed to check into rehab for anger management theraphy in exchange for a lesser sentence when he appeared at a Washington court.

Brown has not commented on the lawsuit.