Chris Brown Arrest Mystery Continues
Mon, 09 Feb 2009 15:43:09
Chris Brown has been released from a Los Angeles jail after being arrested on a criminal threats charge late Sunday night. The incident meant Brown missed his Grammy appearance along with his girlfriend Rihanna.
According to a Billboard.com report on the incident, the couple was last seen “happily sitting together” at Clive Davis’ annual pre-Grammy party early Sunday. LAPD Sergeant Bridget Pickett said police are still investigating what led to a woman calling 911, accusing Brown of hurting her. The 19-year-old was released after posting $50,000 bail. It’s unclear whether Rihanna was the one accusing Brown of abuse. Her publicist has declined to comment on why she cancelled her Grammy appearance, adding that she is “well” and appreciates everyone’s concern.
At this point, Brown is not accused of physically hurting anyone, but Pickett said, “There may be domestic violence charges added later.” As for whether Brown won any Grammys last night, he lost in best pop collaboration with vocals (“No Air”) and best male R&B vocal performance (“Take You Down”). In other bad news, Wrigley has decided to suspend gum ads featuring Brown until his situation is cleared up.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff