The incident occurred July 8 at a club in the 300 block of Andrew Higgins Street in New Orleans, according to court records. Gibson and Cole walked by the man, who allegedly thanked Cole for "keeping it real." Cole had recently performed at the Essence Festival in New Orleans.
The man then turned to tell a friend something, and Gibson allegedly punched the man in the jaw, court records said. Bystanders restrained Gibson while the victim was escorted out of the club.
The man was taken to a local hospital, where doctors determined his jaw had been fractured, court records said. The victim later identified Gibson as his attacker in a photograph line-up.
Gibson told TMZ he looks forward to being vindicated when the facts come out.