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Singer Chris Brown (L) appears in court for a probation violation hearing with his attorney in Los Angeles Court on May 9, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Buck-Pool/Getty Images)

Assault probe

Chris Brown ‘way too tired’ to be worried about allegedly assaulting a woman

By WITW Staff on August 30, 2016

Officers from the Los Angeles Police Department are investigating singer Chris Brown for alleged criminal assault after they responded to a 911 call made outside of his home during the overnight hours. According to reports, a woman called 911 at around 3 a.m. asking for help. When police arrived on the scene, she reportedly told them Brown had pointed a gun at her. Investigators tried to enter the home, but were turned away and told to obtain a warrant.

Brown then went on an extended profane rant in two videos posted on Instagram. “So I’m asleep half the damn night, and I just wake up all these motherf**king helicopters choppers is around police out there out the gate,” Brown said. “C’mon my n***a what the f**k else do you want from me?” Brown then went on a tangent in which he used hostile language against women. “I stay out of the way taking care of my daughter. Do work. I don’t f**k with ugly bitches, trifling bitches whatever the f**k it is. I’m not on that, bro. I’m way too tired to be dealing with this bulls**t.”


Brown went on to conclude that news coverage of the story would be beneficial to him. “Y’all ain’t doing nothing be giving me better publicity,” Brown declared. He then disputed reports that he’d barricaded himself inside his home. Meanwhile, live local broadcasts from TV cameras on helicopters appeared show police in a standoff with brown at his home.


According to TMZ, the woman who made the 911 call said the incident started over a piece of jewelry.

Brown is no stranger to violence, particularly to violence against women. He’s infamous for a 2009 case in which he left Rihanna, his then-girlfriend, battered after assaulting her during a fight. Photos emerged showing Rihanna’s face swollen and bruised. Her injuries were severe enough that she had to be hospitalized. In an interview with Vanity Fair last year, she opened up about the experience.

“It’s not a subject to sweep under the rug, so I can’t just dismiss it like it wasn’t anything, or I don’t take it seriously,” Rihanna told the magazine. “But, for me, and anyone who’s been a victim of domestic abuse, nobody wants to even remember it. Nobody even wants to admit it.” Talking about the negative effect on her career the experience had — the NFL dropped her from a high-profile performance when news of Ray Rice’s domestic abuse case exploded — she said, “So to talk about it and say it once, much less 200 times, is like … I have to be punished for it? It didn’t sit well with me.”

Brown was ultimately sentenced to five years of probation and six months of community service after pleading guilty to felony assault. However, after violating the terms of his probation, a judge gave him a 131-day jail sentence. Brown served a little more than three weeks in jail and was released in July 2014. During an interview on CNN with Larry King, Brown, alongside his mother and lawyer, said that growing up in a household where his stepfather routinely beat his mother had a corrosive effect on him. He also declared his love for Rihanna at the time.

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