Chris Brown, singer/ dancer and (so far as I was concerned a few days ago) a mini Michael Jackson, has been accused of assault and arrested over the allegations – the R&B star posted his $50,000 bail shortly thereafter [Website – Amy Grindhouse].
All kinds of horrific details have been leaking in this case, including that Brown was – according to some sources – beating down on Alien Princess RiRi.
Have to take off my smack-talking hat again for a second and get serious.
According to reports from TMZ, Brown and a woman, who has not been formally identified, were arguing inside a vehicle around 12:30am yesterday morning, when suddenly things turned violent. Brown released his inner Ike Turner and kissed his career bye-bye, after he reportedly hit the woman around the face so hard he gave her visible bruises. The woman told police Brown was her attacker.
As Brown had left the scene by the time the popo arrived, he then had to hand himself over to authorities at an LAPD station. When TMZ called reps for Brown’s girlfriend RiRi for a statement, her people told them, “Rihanna is well. Thank you for your concern and support.” Because of all the madness, both RiRi and Brown missed the Grammy’s entirely.
As an update to the weekend’s bucket load of crazy, details are emerging about Brown’s abusive childhood and also how his sponsors are getting antsy.
According to Gate Crasher, Brown had previously told Giant magazine that his stepfather used to beat his mother. “He used to hit my mom … He made me terrified all the time, terrified like I had to pee on myself,” the 19-year-old said. ”I remember one night he made her nose bleed. I was crying and thinking, ‘I’m just gonna go crazy on him one day…’ I hate him to this day.” People online are already taking this a a cue and reading more into the link than there probably is. I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt until more details are released.
The latest news on Brown is that Wrigley announced that they suspended its ad campaign for Double Mint chewing gum, which featured the star. Wrigley said in a statement, “We have made the decision to suspend the current advertising featuring Brown and any related marketing communications until the matter is resolved.” The company would not blatantly say they had ditched Brown (as they are likely looking out for the money invested so far). They did say Brown should be “afforded the same due process as any citizen.”
UPDATE - Despite allegations of assault with a deadly weapon, Splash News says these reports are untrue.
UPDATE – According to TMZ Brown could be facing nine years in prison for ‘making criminal threats’.
Celebrity news and gossip written by AmyGrindhouse.com. Image credit to Splash News. Story courtesy of Gate Crasher, TMZ.