Chris Brown Arrested After Alleged Attack on Rihanna

February 9, 2009

Pop sensation Chris Brown was arrested and charged early yesterday morning with making criminal threats on an unidentified woman widely thought to be his girlfriend, Rihanna.

TMZ and a number of other major news outlets have reported that the victim in the case was Rihanna, and that she is alleging that she was assaulted with a deadly weapon.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune also reported that Rihanna was “reportedly hospitalized with bruises on her face.”

Los Angeles police said that Brown walked into a station around 7 p.m. and was being interviewed by detectives. He was released on $50,000 bail.

According to MSNBC:

Police booked the singer on suspicion of making a criminal threat, a felony. Police did not explain how their initial report of an injury assault related to the charge, but it will ultimately be up to the district attorney’s office to decide what charges, if any, should be brought against Brown.

Police say the singer and a woman were in a vehicle in the Hancock Park neighborhood at around 12:30 a.m. PT Sunday when they began arguing, and the argument escalated when they got out of the car.

“After stopping his car, Brown and the woman got out and the argument escalated,” the police said. “The woman suffered visible injuries and identified Brown as her attacker.”

Police received a 911 call reporting the disturbance and according to the statement, when officers arrived they found the victim, but Brown had already left the scene. Both Brown and Rihanna were no-shows for Sunday night’s Grammy Awards. Both were nominated and scheduled to perform.

Are these two gonna be the new Whitney and Bobby? I sure hope not, but time will only tell…

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