Editors at TMZ.com report that Allen Assil says he was playing at an L.A. Equinox gym in California in 2013, when Kingston arrived with his bodyguard Adrian Pascasio.

The Beautiful Girls hitmaker was allegedly playing in an "overly aggressive and in an intimidating manner", the lawsuit states, and Assil claims the star's bodyguard then punched him in the face, breaking two bones.

A representative for Kingston insists Pascasio has never been employed by the singer, and claims the lawsuit is a "money grab" as the statute of limitations for a potential criminal prosecution runs out on Sunday (25Oct15).

Assil is suing for unspecified damages, according to TMZ.com.