Feb 8, 2009
Los Angeles police are investigating an alleged domestic violence felony battery report involving Chris Brown, according to The Associated Press.
The police department said in a release that the 19-year-old R&B singer and an unidentified woman were in a vehicle in the Hancock Park neighborhood of Los Angeles early Sunday (February 8) when they began arguing.
Police said Brown and the woman got out of the car and the argument escalated; the woman reportedly identified Brown as her attacker. Officers said Brown was not present at the scene when they arrived. People.com is reporting that the woman suffered visible injuries.
A rep for the singer had not responded to MTV News' requests for comment at press time.
According to Entertainment Weekly's Web site, Rihanna and Brown were involved in a car accident Sunday night; a rep for her would not confirm or deny the accident, saying only that "Rihanna is well. Thank you for the care and support."
LAPD officer April Harding told People that the identity of the female victim will not be released, due to the fact that "any victim who's involved in a domestic violence incident is entitled to confidentiality."
The incident is still under investigation, according to police. MTV News' attempts to reach Brown's spokesperson for comment on the matter were unsuccessful.
It was announced on E! Sunday night that neither Rihanna nor Chris Brown will be performing at the Grammy Awards as scheduled; the Recording Academy has issued a press release confirming that Rihanna will not be appearing at the show.
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That ridiculously awesome piece of evidence sitting in a police impound lot is running Chris Brown a cool $2k-per-day Chris rented the silver Lamborghini (in which he allegedly fought with Rihanna) from an exotic car boutique in L.A. called Platinum Motorsport -- and until he can get the car back to the business, Chris is gonna have to foot the bill
BROWN RELEASED ON $50,000 BAIL OVER ALLEGED FELONY BATTERY
R&B singer CHRIS BROWN has been freed on bail following police talks in connection to an alleged domestic violence felony battery, according to U.S. reports.
The 19 year old posted $50,000 (�34,250) bail on Sunday (08Feb09) evening, according to FOXNews.com.
It follows an incident in the early hours of Sunday morning in which Brown and an unidentified woman were involved in a heated row in a vehicle in Los Angeles.
According to a police report, “After stopping his car, Brown and the woman got out and the argument escalated. The woman suffered visible injuries and identified Brown as her attacker.”
Police received a 911 call reporting the disturbance. When officers arrived they found the victim, but Brown had already left the scene.
Brown turned himself in to cops at a Los Angeles police station later on Sunday.
According to law enforcement records, Brown was taken into custody at 6:30 p.m. and was officially booked at 7:41 p.m. for making criminal threats.
Brown posted the bail amount and was released at 8:35 p.m., reports People.com.
On Saturday night (07Feb09), Brown and girlfriend Rihanna - who were both scheduled to perform at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday (08Feb09) - attended music mogul Clive Davis’ pre-Grammy Gala in Beverly Hills.
Both stars cancelled their appearances at the big show.
Police are refusing to identify the woman involved in the drama