Chris Brown investigated over alleged battery and theft in Las Vegas

Chris Brown is once again in the media over battery assault and theft.
The American artiste is currently being investigated by the Las Vegas police after a woman alleged that the 26-year-old singer battered her and stole her cell phone during a party in Las Vegas.

In a press release from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. After 10 am Saturday morning, some officers responded to report of battery that occurred outside a hotel room at the Palms Casino Resort. The officers met with a female victim "who appeared to have minor injuries sustained as a result of a battery."

According to the police, the victim, who was attending a party in a hotel room, got into an argument with Brown when she tried to take a photo of him with her cell phone. "The victim was alleged to have been battered by Brown, who at the same time took her cell phone," the statement reads. "A verbal altercation took place as the victim was escorted out of the room by private security and into the hallway." 

Though the victim wasn't identified but it was reported that the victim was escorted off the hotel property by hotel security but later returned to report the incident. According to the police, when detectives arrived on the scene they attempted to contact Brown in the hotel room but were not allowed inside. Police later confirmed that Brown had left the hotel room. 

Though, no arrest has been made so far, but a crime report has been taken for misdemeanor theft and misdemeanor battery listing Brown as a suspect, according to police.

"The LVMPD has not heard from Mr. Brown regarding this incident and the investigation remains on going," the release states. "A crime report has been taken for misdemeanor theft and misdemeanor battery listing Mr. Brown as a suspect." 

In a statement, Brown's publicist, Nicole Perna, said her client's
attorney has contacted Las Vegas police and called the allegations "unequivocally untrue."

She said in an emailed statement Saturday night that the woman was escorted out of the private party for "being disruptive and out of control."

"Once she was in the hallway, while waiting for Chris Brown's security to bring out her phone, she had a total meltdown — throwing her purse to the ground and claiming that she "could buy everyone in the hotel" — as witnessed by numerous people," Perna said. "Her claim that she had her phone in her possession inside the after party and was able to take a photo causing an altercation with Chris Brown is a complete fabrication'' says the rep. "This seems like a clear case of retaliation for her bruised ego." 

She added that Brown had returned to Los Angeles from Las Vegas, where he performed at Drai's Night Club on Friday night.

This is not the first time Brown is having issues with the law. The singer pleaded guilty to felony assault against his then-girlfriend Rihanna in June 2009. He accepted a plea deal of community labor, five years' formal probation, and domestic violence counseling. His probation formally ended in March 2015. 

In October 2013, Brown was charged with misdemeanor assault after an altercation broke out when two women tried to take his photo. After he was charged, the singer voluntarily entered rehab and, in November 2013, was sentenced to 90 days at an anger management rehab facility. 

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