Superstar R&B singer and frequent lawbreaker, Chris Brown was arrested Thursday night in West Palm Beach, Florida, where he was performing as part of a nationwide tour.
Brown walked off stage after his concert at the Coral Sky Amphitheatre and into the hands of waiting Sheriff’s deputies, who arrested him on a felony battery charge and booked him into the Palm Beach County Jail. Brown was arrested in for hitting a photographer in April 2017 in Tampa.
A sheriff’s spokeswoman said the entertainer was booked and released about an hour later after posting $2,000 bond on the battery charge issued by the sheriff’s office in Hillsborough County.
The warrant alleges that Brown battered Bennie Vines Jr., who was hired by a nightclub to take photos during an event that was hosted by Brown. Vines told officers that while he was snapping photos, Brown punched him. Brown was gone by the time officers arrived that night. Vines refused medical treatment but told officers he wanted to prosecute because of a minor lip cut.
Chris Brown seems like he just can’t NOT be in trouble. The 29-year-old entertainer’s record of violence includes a guilty plea to felony assault for beating up his then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009. He was charged with felony assault and making criminal threats in that incident, and received five years probation and community service.
In 2013, Brown and his bodyguard were arrested and charged with felony assault after an alleged altercation outside a hotel in Washington, DC. The charge was reduced to a misdemeanor in court the next day, and Brown was released from jail without bail.
Later that year, Brown was kicked out of a rehab facility after smashing his mother’s car window during a family session. A judge ordered him to immediately enter into another rehab program.
In 2016 Brown had an arrest on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon.
Keep it up bro. Funny how nobody calls this guy out at this point. There are a lot of guys who have lost careers over a lot less in this #metoo movement. Chris Brown gets a pass. Maybe it is because he is such a good dancer.