Tarzana, California — The Los Angeles Police Department was called in to investigate a complaint by a woman who claimed she was threatened with a gun by Chris Brown. In a bizarre series of events, Brown refused to talk to officers, locked himself in his home, and took to social media to proclaim his innocence. Police surrounded his home with numerous patrol cars, tactical vehicles, and even a helicopter. Here are the 5 Fast Facts of what we know so far.
1Police Surround Chris Brown’s Mansion at 3am on Tuesday, August 30 After Reports He Threatened Woman With a Gun
Chris Brown is at the center of yet another controversy after being involved in a standoff with the Los Angeles Police Department throughout Tuesday, August 30th.
The incident occurred after model Baylee Curran accused the singer of threatening her with a gun at his palatial mansion in Tarzana, California at around 3:00am, prompting local authorities to surround the residence where a standoff with Brown began.
2Brown Posted Various Videos On His Instagram Account During Standoff With Police
Brown refused to let the authorities into his home, claiming his innocence and forcing them to get a warrant before they would be given permission to search his home. As this went on for many hours, Brown took to his Instagram page to post a series of videos regarding the incident.
In the videos, which have since been deleted, Brown would comment on Black Lives Matter as well as the police, whom he described as “idiots” and “worst gang in the world”, and proclaimed his innocence on the matter. He goes off in a tirade in one of his posts:
“Barricaded myself in my house. Have you seen my house? I’m going to barricade myself in a palace. I’m not coming out – for what? I ain’t did sh-t. I ain’t going to do sh-t. And It’s always going to be f-ck the police. Black Lives Matter (n-word). I don’t care, you’re all going to stop playing with me like I’m the villain out here…Good luck, when you get the warrant or whatever you need to do, you’re going to walk up in here and you gonna see nothing”
3There Were Reportedly Several People in the Mansion with Brown, Including Rapper Ray J When Curran Was Allegedly Threatened
Brown is said to have been hosting a number of guests at his mansion when the incident allegedly occurred. Curran, a model and former California beauty queen, was among the guests, although it is claimed she was not invited, rather coming along to Browns house with a friend and associate who had been invited.
According to claims Curran made with media outlets, she had been admiring the jewelry of another man in the house when Brown allegedly pulled out a gun and told her to “get the fuck out”. She said she fled the scene after refusing to sign a non-disclosure agreement according to Curran.
Fellow musician Ray J is said to be among the guests at Brown’s residence during the incident. Shortly after the incident, Ray J posted an Instagram expressing his personal feelings about the whole incident.
4Brown Was Arrested Hours Later On Charges of Assault But Has Since Been Released On a Bail of $250,000
The standoff would go on to last throughout the morning and afternoon, with Brown only emerging from his home at around 5:40pm. It was later confirmed by the Los Angeles Police Department that Brown had been arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.
He wouldn’t remain there long however, having posted the $250,000 bail for his release. Shortly after his release, his attorney Mark Geragos took to Twitter with the following statement:
“Thanks to everyone for their support and well wishes.” He said in the tweet. “Chris is out and well. The allegations against him are demonstrably false #TeamBreezy”
5 It Marks Yet Another Troubling Legal Issue For the Singer
This is yet another legal issue that Brown has had to deal with in recent years, having already been sued this year by a former manager for allegedly punching in him the face, as well has having many other high profile run ins with celebs such as Drake and Frank Ocean.
Of course his most infamous legal issue was back in 2009 when he assaulted then girlfriend Rhianna. He received 6 years probation for the assault, which had only recently ended after serving community service.