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Chris Brown being investigated

Chris Brown being investigated

Mon, January 28, 2013 - 9:04 AM

WEST HOLLYWOOD, California (AP) — Grammy-winning singer Chris Brown is under investigation for an alleged assault in a West Hollywood parking lot, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said early today.

Deputies responding to a report of six men fighting Sunday night found the scene clear, but were told by witnesses there had been a brief fight over a parking space.

"The altercation allegedly led to Chris Brown punching the victim," the department said in a statement released early Monday morning.

The "victim" wasn't identified, but the celebrity website TMZ, which first reported the fight outside the Westlake Recording Studio, said it also involved Frank Ocean, one of the top nominees at the Grammy Awards next month.

In a Twitter posting later, Ocean said he "got jumped by (Brown) and a couple guys" and suffered a finger cut.

It wasn't Brown’s first problem in the run-up to the Grammys. His attack on singer Rihanna on the eve of the 2009 awards event overshadowed the show.

Last June, he was injured in a brawl with members of hip-hop star Drake's entourage at a New York nightclub.

No arrests were made. Brown was gone by the time deputies arrived but the department said the investigation is ongoing and Brown would be contacted later. (AP)


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Posted by Leonard B 1 year, 9 months ago
It appears to me, from information obtained in the media, that Chris Brown has a significant anger-management problem. This needs to be addressed in a serious fashion before he gets himself into bigger trouble. In my days as a youngster in Barbados these problems were automatically addressed when kids inclined to anger-management problems were discovered by their parents or when they went out of the house and attacked "the wrong person". The treatment was always the same; an old-fashioned licking. This generally straightened them up. Today we have gentler methods. LB.

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Posted by D. Stoute 1 year, 9 months ago
That's always the easy answer, isn't it? Correct a propensity for violence with violence. There are far more effective methods, if only we would care to investigate them.

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Posted by En Dee 1 year, 9 months ago
I tend to agree with Leonard B. I have little respect for Chris Brown. Any man who beats women and walks around picking fights is a bully and, as Mr. B. said, one day he is going to interfere with the "wrong" person. He will most likely be severely beaten and hopefully that will cure him of his fighting ways. Chris is a misguided individual who is in need of some serious counselling. Nigel D.

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Posted by Cheese On 1 year, 9 months ago
Rihanna says she is in Love with Chris Brown so clearly she needs Counselling TOO!

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Posted by Ian R 1 year, 9 months ago
I have to agree with you Leonard B. All this counselling and timeouts and other gentle methods of discipline have obviously failed in other places. My thing is, if it failed there why would we think it will work here? We no longer do what works for us but what someone else tells us will work.

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