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  • Chris Brown Arrested for Beating Rihanna

    23 posts, 12 voices, 2220 views, started Feb 9, 2009

    Posted on Monday, February 9, 2009 by Stephanie

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    • Carnelian
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      Grammy day was supposed to be a glittery affair for R&B's reigning It couple, Chris Brown and Rihanna. But things went horribly amiss.

      About the time Brown was scheduled to be singing “Forever” onstage at Los Angeles’ Staples Center, he was instead detained by police, being questioned for allegedly roughing up Rihanna.

      Brown, 19, turned himself in at the LAPD’s Wilshire station around 6:30 p.m. and was booked on suspicion of making criminal threats, a charge that carries a maximum penalty of four years. The case will now be sent to the district attorney’s office and further charges could be filed. He was released from jail after posting $50,000 bail.
      “He was very professional and didn’t appear to have injuries,” said Sgt. Bridget Pickett, adding, “He’s a good looking young man.”

      While Brown appeared unscathed, sources tell E! News that the alleged victim was Rihanna, 20, and that she suffered visible bruises on her face during an early morning confrontation. Both in turn nixed scheduled Grammy appearances.
      A spokeswoman for Brown’s label declined comment and calls to his attorney, Mark Geragos, weren’t immediately returned.

      Despite sources saying that Rihanna had been hospitalized, her publicist, Amanda Silverman, said the “Disturbia” singer “is well. Thank you for concern and support.”
      Per department policy, police declined to identify the alleged victim in the incident, which occurred about 12:30 a.m. in the Hancock Park area, apparently as the two were heading home from Clive Davis’ annual pre-Grammy bash, where they had been all smiles.

      In a statement, police say Brown and his companion “became involved in an argument. After stopping his car, Brown and the woman got out and the argument escalated. The woman suffered visible injuries and identified Brown as her attacker.”

      By the time officers arrived on the scene, Brown had split.

      Rihanna, whose full name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty, decided against singing a medley of “Disturbia” and “Live Your Life” at tonight’s awards. Likewise, Brown scrapped his scheduled performance of “Forever.”

      “We‘re sorry she is unable to join us this evening,” said the Recording Academy. A virtually identical statement was issued for Brown’s absence.

      Brown and Rihanna were up for dueling Pop Collaboration With Vocals awards, Brown for his duet with Jordin Sparks on “No Air,” Rihanna with Maroon 5 for “If I Never See Your Face Again.” Brown was also contending for Male R&B Vocal Performance for “Take You Down.” Neither Brown nor Rihanna won anything.

      After the ceremony, Recording Academy President Neil Portnow told E! News that he first learned of the situation “pretty late in the afternoon,” about three hours before showtime.

      “Musicians are no different than anybody else. I’m not judging. I’m sorriest that they weren’t there for their moments on stage,” he said, adding that he’s never had to deal with replacing two segments at the last minute.

      “I’m hoping that [the awards are] the story and should not be eclipsed by this part of business,” Portnow said. “I think the story is...the music that went on stage.”
      Backstage, Anthony Hamilton, winner of the Traditional R&B Vocal Grammy with Al Green, said his pal was pressed into emergency service “about an hour and a half before the preshow.”

      Green crooned “Let’s Stay Together” with assists from Justin Timberlake, Keith Urban and Boyz II Men.

      Asked if old-pro Green really was able to take the stage on such short notice, Hamilton suggested the R&B icon was practicing last night.

      Said Hamilton, “He knew something could happen.”

      Source 



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          Cynthia Schmidt wrote Feb 9, 2009
        • Who? I have no idea who these two people are.

          Does that mean I’m old?



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          Feathermaye wrote Feb 9, 2009
        • I read [Link Removed] that said their no-shows at the ceremony left handlers scrambling to fill their slots. Apparently, in the midst of it all, no one thought to make a couple of phone calls.


          Feathermaye, Your links have been removed, please consider upgrading to premium membership.



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          Mary Clark wrote Feb 9, 2009
        • Like who cares......they make all this money ...get all this fame...and they still screw it up!!!  Unbelievable......but hey...Hollywood likes that trash...so they will be just fine.  

          And I liked Rihanna and her music but not the trashy behavior for either one of them. Not really a Chris Brown fan at all.

          We have bigger problems to deal with....I could care less about that one....people are losing their jobs and they want us to care about their childish behavior??? Pleassssseeee.....



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          Holdonloosely wrote Feb 9, 2009
        • mrslorid.... all I can say is AMEN! You said is girl! I don’t care if she was seen with him after either. The city/county should go after him and the industry should look down on him and his records should not be bought! She should be supported and convinced, she is not worth this! Bring him down ladies! Don’t let your kids buy his trash.



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          Cynthia Schmidt wrote Feb 9, 2009
        • whoever this young woman is I think she should find a biography of Whitney Houston and Bobbie Brown, complete with photos of her strung out on drugs under that guys influence. She needs a good talking to.

          I still don’t have a clue who they are.



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          Mary Clark wrote Feb 9, 2009
        • I agree...domestic violence should not happen period...no matter who are.  

          But...it seems to me that I have heard soooo much of this glamourized as you so well put it Lori (it’s true)...that the reporters need to realize they are only making the problem worse.  

          If we all quit reading the crap...maybe the glamour of it all will stop.  Now that this has happened...if Rihanna is smart...she will get away from him and never look back.  If she goes back...then I have no sympathy.  

          I’m just saying...we have people losing their homes...their jobs....their life savings....and we‘re about to lose this country period...and I’m sorry she was attacked....but this is a prime example of spoiled kids thinking they are above the law and everyone else.



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          Cynthia Schmidt wrote Feb 9, 2009
        • Oh, gosh, Ike and Tina were an absolute train wreck until she dumped him and became a Buddhist



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          Jenni0811 wrote Feb 9, 2009
        • Rich-Poor, Famous-Not.....   the first physical assault should be the last....



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          Jacquie6363 wrote Feb 9, 2009
        • Rhianna is my homey, her and I hail from the same island.  If she is as Barbadian as I am, she will kick is “arse” to the curb.  

          One thing I can’t understand is men beating up on women.  Any man to me who beats a woman is nothing but a punk*ss coward bastard.  I hope he sleeps with one eye open.



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          Cynthia Schmidt wrote Feb 9, 2009
        • Lori, I like that, a million to DV charities. Great idea!

          And, yes, Jenni, the first should be the last.



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          Jenni0811 wrote Feb 9, 2009
        • It was the SUNSHINE Lori.... that in the sky & that in my heart.....



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          Jacquie6363 wrote Feb 9, 2009
        • LOL, Lori, yeah, you are right, both eyes need to be open.  I tuned in last night to watch her on the Grammy’s and was really upset with hubby because he was watching a movie and I swear he made me missed her.  I later learned on the late night news that he was arrested for allegedly assaulting a woman, but at atht time, they did not say who the woman was.

          This violence against women has got to stop, seems the only way to make it stop is for women to stand up and take action and defend themselves.



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          Marie Hempsey wrote Feb 9, 2009
        • Ya know...this really sucks. I really like(d) him. They are both very talented and no Cynthia...lol..you are not old. If I didn;t have a 20 y.o. daughter that listened to this tyoe of music I probably would not know who they are either.



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          Maria68 wrote Feb 9, 2009
        • It is very unfortunate that Chris B. uses his fists to display his anger at such a young age. I hope that Rihanna see this as a “wake-up” call and truly re-consider his position in her life.



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