Chris Brown accused of assaulting woman in Las Vegas

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Chris Brown is being investigated for allegedly hitting a woman in Las Vegas, police said Saturday.

From the Associated Press:

Authorities received a call shortly before 10:30 a.m. Saturday about the alleged battery at the Palms Casino Resort, Lt. Jeff Goodwin said. A police statement Saturday evening said an altercation took place in a room at the resort when the woman went to take a picture of Brown.

The woman said she was struck by Brown and that he had taken her cellphone, police said. Detectives tried to speak with Brown at his hotel room, but the singer left before police had arrived.


A spokeswoman for Brown called the allegation "unequivocally untrue," and said that his accuser had been kicked out of a party for being disruptive and was taking her revenge out on Brown.

Brown himself posted a video about the scandal, saying, "I'm going to be hella rich after all the lawsuits I file from these crazy individuals who keep lying on my name."

Brown is, of course, infamous for his brutal beating of Rihanna in 2009. In October, she opened up about the incident and the relationship to Vanity Fair:

"I was that girl…that girl who felt that as much pain as this relationship is, maybe some people are built stronger than others. Maybe I’m one of those people built to handle shit like this… But you know, you realize after a while that in that situation you’re the enemy. You want the best for them, but if you remind them of their failures, or if you remind them of bad moments in their life, or even if you say I’m willing to put up with something, they think less of you—because they know you don’t deserve what they’re going to give. And if you put up with it, maybe you are agreeing that you [deserve] this, and that’s when I finally had to say, 'Uh-oh, I was stupid thinking I was built for this.' Sometimes you just have to walk away."

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