Chris Brown Posts Bail After Standoff With LAPD
Following a daylong standoff with the Los Angeles Police Department, Chris Brown finally emerged from his home on Tuesday afternoon, where he was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after a woman claimed the singer threatened her with a gun.
Brown was released from jail the same day after he posted $250,000 bail, according to jail records.
Brown’s attorney Mark Geragos tweeted, ‘Thanks to everyone for their support and well wishes. Chris is out and well. The allegations against him are demonstrably false”
Thanks to everyone for their support and well wishes. Chris is out and well. The allegations against him are demonstrably false #TeamBreezy
— Mark Geragos (@markgeragos) August 31, 2016
“Mr. Brown is going to be transported where he will be arrested for ADW—assault with a deadly weapon,” LAPD Lt. Chris Ramirez told NBC News on Tuesday evening.
The events began when officers received a report that a woman said she had been threatened by Brown.
The alleged victim, Baylee Curran, recounted the events in an interview with the Los Angeles Times. Curran said that she and a friend were at a gathering at Brown’s home and hoped to discuss possibly working together on future projects. She said that Brown suddenly became angry and pointed a gun at her as she was admiring some jewelry.
“I don’t know if it was Chris’ friend or how he was related, but that’s when he told me to back away from the diamond necklace and started cussing me out and calling me names,” she told the LA Times. “That’s when Chris pulled his gun and told me to ‘Get out,’ he said. ‘I’m sick of you girls, get the [expletive] out!’”
Curran said she then exited the home with a friend and waited for the return of her phone because, according to Curran, she had to hand over her phone to enter the premises. When one of Brown’s associates came out with her phone, she was told she had to sign a non-disclosure in order to get her phone back, which she said she declined. Instead, she said she snatched her phone, ran towards a neighbor’s home, and hid under an SUV away from the associate who had chased after her. The neighbor then contacted the police.
Police descended on Brown’s Tarzana home at 3 a.m. and waited for a warrant to search the home.
Throughout the incident, Brown posted several videos to his Instagram account. In one video, Brown said he was asleep and awoke to helicopters hovering above his home.
“Y’all are gonna stop playing me like I’m the villain out here, like I’m going crazy. I’m not,” he said in the video. “When you get the warrant or whatever you need to do, you can walk right up in here, and you’re going to see nothing, you idiots.”
Investigators eventually entered the home and a search was conducted. It is unknown what items police recovered from the property.
R&B singer Ray J defended Brown in an Instagram video the following day.
“I’m real upset about today,” he said. “I’m not happy with how things are handled and how people can take a false story and blow it up into something way more than what it should be.”
He added for someone to say something “that don’t got nothing to do with nothing and to react like that so fast without knowing the facts and knowing what’s up ain’t cool. It’s just not right, it shouldn’t be like this. I support the homie Chris, I support the whole movement.”
Brown has had a number of run-ins with the law since his felony conviction in the 2009 assault of pop singer Rihanna.
In 2013, Brown was charged with misdemeanor assault after he punched a man outside of Washington D.C. nightclub.
Brown insinuated that the LAPD is targeting him.
“Every three months, y’all come up with something, bro. What is it? What’s going to be next?” he asked in another Instagram video, adding, “At the same time, when I call police for stalker people…they don’t come until the next day.”
Brown’s next court date is Sept. 20.