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Chris Brown investigated by police for allegedly hitting woman in LA

A crime report for battery has been completed

  • Words: Paddy Edrich | Photo: Eva Rinaldi
  • 23 June 2021
Chris Brown investigated by police for allegedly hitting woman in LA

Content warning: this article includes accounts of domestic abuse and may be distressing for some readers.

Chris Brown has been accused of hitting a woman following an argument in Los Angeles, reports the BBC.

The 32-year-old R&B singer is alleged to have struck the woman on Friday June 18.

According to TMZ, Los Angeles Police responded to the singer’s San Fernando Valley home over the weekend where a woman claimed Brown had slapped her so hard that “part of her weave [came] out.”

A crime report for battery has been completed and LA city’s attorney office will now consider whether to bring any charges.

A spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department said: “The victim advised that she and the suspect argued and the suspect struck her.”

Brown has faced a number of charges in recent years, including an aggravated rape allegation by a French woman in January 2019.

He previously received five years probation and a community service in 2009 for assaulting his then-girlfriend, Rihanna.

In 2017, actress and model Karrueche Tran was also granted a five-year restraining order against him.

Brown’s representatives have not yet responded to any requests for comment.

The UK's 24-hour free-to-call National Domestic Abuse Helpline can be contacted by dialling 0808 2000 247

The US' 24-hour National Domestic Violence Hotline can be contacted by dialling 1.800.799.SAFE (7233)

Paddy Edrich is a freelance writer, follow him on Twitter

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