Chris Brown released on $50,000 bail after assault claim
Chris Brown has been released on $50,000 bail after being charged with making criminal threats towards a mystery woman.
Chris and girlfriend Rihanna were both expected to perform at last night’s Grammy Awards ceremony but dropped out after an incident in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Police were reportedly called after an argument in a car turned violent around 12:30am (local time) on Sunday morning. When officers arrived on the scene near Hancock Park in Los Angeles, Chris had left but the woman, who police are refusing to identify, had “visible injuries and identified Brown as her attacker.”
Later in the day, Chris turned himself into a Los Angeles area police station and was investigated for felony-level battery. He was officially charged with making criminal threats later in the evening and released after posting the $50,000 bail.
A spokesperson for the LAPD told People magazine: “He turned himself in around 7pm to one of our stations and [was] interviewed by detectives.
“The exact charge was criminal threats and it is going to be investigated as a criminal threats investigation. There may be domestic violence charges added later, but that will be up to the district attorney’s office.”
“[It’s a felony] because there was visible injury on the victim. It can be as small as a scratch or much worse, as long as injuries are visible, it’s considered a felony.
“The identity of the victim will not be released. Any victim who’s involved in a domestic violence incident is entitled to confidentiality.
He is scheduled to appear in court over the charge on 5th March.
Chris and Rihanna had appeared together at Clive Davis’ pre-Grammy Gala in Beverly Hills on Saturday night. The couple are believed to have been dating for around a year but despite frequent public kissing sessions, have repeated denied they’re anything more than good friends.