Wednesday, 22 September

Chris Brown accused of hitting woman in LA

Chris Brown

Chris Brown has been accused of hitting a woman after a row in Los Angeles.

The R&B star, 32, is alleged to have struck the woman on Friday 18 June.

Officers were called to an area in the San Fernando Valley, southern California, at 7.30 am local time, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department said.

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

The US singer wasn't present when police arrived at the scene, the spokesman said.

"The victim advised that she and the suspect argued and the suspect struck her," he added.

Chris Brown's representatives have not yet responded to Newsbeat's request for comment.

The Grammy-winning artist has previously been in trouble with the law.

In 2009 he was arrested for assaulting his then-girlfriend, Rihanna, and later pleaded guilty to felony assault.

He received five years probation and a community service order.

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


Source: BBC