Chris Brown Settles Las Vegas Lawsuit With Woman Who Claimed He Assaulted Her
Chris Brownis facing criminal charges and possible jail time over a pet monkey.
Last month, the “Fine China” singer bought the capuchin monkey for his daughter Royalty. He took some heat from animal rights group when he posted a video of the toddler playing with the monkey and now there could be some legal troubles on the way. Some folks think that the animal is a danger to the 3-year-old girl and really should be left in the wild. Chris Brown shot back saying the animal is perfectly safe and everyone should just take a chill pill.
Some people took the issue a step further and notified the California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife about Chris Brown harboring the animal. An investigation is now underway to see if he break any laws. TMZ reported that Breezy never got a proper permit for the exotic pet. The singer has since surrendered the monkey to the Wildlife department after they got a search warrant to search his home. That’s a good move given what happened the last time that authorities converged on his home.
The case has already been referred to the L.A. City Attorney office and a misdemeanor charge could be coming Chris Brown’s way. If he is charged with harboring a restricted species without a permit, CB could face six months in jail and fined thousands of dollars. “As I leave my office in Downtown L.A. and walk past people sleeping on the street on my way to defend people charged by the City Attorney with selling medical marijuana … now spending taxpayer money on investigating monkey business, this completes the circle on his absurdity,” Chris Brown attorney Mark Geragos said.
Brown named the monkey Fiji and says he got the animal as a pet for his daughter ahead of her fourth birthday. Here is a video of Royalty playing with the monkey. The clip was posted by Breezy back in December last year.
Woman Accuses Chris Brown Of Punching Her In The Eye At Private Party. Las Vegas Police Investigating *UPDATE* Brown Says Alleged Victim Is Lying (Pic)
Chris Brown has rid himself of a legal headache by settling a lawsuit with a woman who accused him of physically assaulting her in Las Vegas last year.
Liziane Gutierrez filed a lawsuit in February of 2016, claiming the singer punched her in the eye and took her phone after she tried to take his photo during a private party in his Palms Hotel suite.
Brown denied the allegations and released a short video at the time telling his side of the story.
"Obviously, somebody is looking to get a check or start some s***," Brown says in the video. "I don't know this old-looking b****. This b**** is old, like dusty. She probably came to my room and was too ugly to get in."
TMZ reports that settlement talks with Gutierrez started in the $70,000 range, but sources say the monetary amount agreed upon was substantially less.
Chris Brown is adamant ... the woman accusing him of punching her in the face is a liar and was just upset she got kicked out of his private party.
A rep for the singer tells TMZ Liziane Gutierrez was booted from the party at The Palms Saturday morning for being disruptive and out of control. We're told once she was in the hallway and waiting for her phone, she had a total meltdown, throwing her purse and claiming she "could buy everyone in the hotel."
As for her phone, the rep tells us Liziane never had it inside the party and her story about Chris becoming enraged when she tried to take a pic is a complete lie.
Chris' people say the police report is merely a case of retaliation for Gutierrez's bruised ego.
Chris Brown Premieres “Back To Sleep” VIDEO Ahead of Royalty Release
Singer Chris Brown is accused of punching a woman in the face during a party in his Las Vegas hotel suite early Saturday morning
The alleged victim, Liziane Gutierrez, told TMZ she snuck her cellphone past his security guards and tried to take a photo of him
She claims he spotted her taking a photo and then punched her in the face
A picture shows her with what appears to be a black eye and Vegas police confirmed they are investigating Brown for battery and theft
A representative for Brown says her claim is a 'complete fabrication'
She is a Brazilian model known for being a Kardashian look-alike
The new year has just begun and singer Chris Brown is being accused of punching a woman in the face during a party in his Las Vegas hotel suite.
The incident allegedly occurred after the R&B singer caught the woman taking his photo in the early hours of Saturday morning at the Palms Hotel in Las Vegas, TMZ reported.
A picture published by the websiteshowed the woman with an obvious black eye.
Liziane Gutierrez, the alleged victim, who wanted to be identified by the website despite the accusations, told TMZ she had snuck her cellphone past Brown's security guards.
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Accused: Chris Brown, 26, performed at Drai's nightclub in Las Vegas on New Year's Day; at a party following the show he is accused of punching Liziane Gutierrez (right) in the face
The incident allegedly occurred after the R&B singer caught Gutierrez taking his photo in the early hours of Saturday morning at the Palms Hotel in Las Vegas. Above she is pictured with what appears to be a black eye
Liziane Gutierrez, the alleged victim, told TMZ she had snuck her cellphone past Brown's security guards. Above she is pictured holding the side of her face outside of the Palms Resort and Casino
After Brown reportedly spotted her taking his picture, she told TMZ, he yelled and punched her once in the face
After Brown spotted her taking his picture, she told TMZ, he yelled and punched her once in the face and took her phone.
Gutierrez, who is a Brazilian model, left the party, only calling police some hours later, and was not treated at hospital.
Vegas police confirmed to local news outlet Las Vegas Now that they were investigating Brown for battery and theft and that the incident was reported to them at 10.20am on January 2.
Brown posted a now deleted video to his Instagram that was first re-posted by celebrity gossip site, The Shade Room Inc, where he labeled Gutierrez as 'ugly' and denied her claims against him.
'Obviously somebody is looking to get a check or start some s***,' the singer known as Breezy said in the beginning of the video while appearing to be spaced out and rubbing his head.
'I don't know this old looking b****. This b**** is old, like dusty, look at her in the Jason Derulo video.
'Like she came to Vegas, she probably came to my room and was too ugly to get in.'
Chris Brown blasts assault accuser as 'old, ugly b***h'
Gutierrez left the party, only calling police some hours later, and was not treated at a hospital
Vegas police confirmed to local news outlet Las Vegas Now that they were investigating Brown for theft and battery. He posted a video to Instagram denying her claims and later deleted it
In the now deleted post, Brown wrote in the caption: 'Just woke up and saw this!!!! You know this is bulls***!'
'This woman has the worst case of the uglies (sic) I've ever seen. I guess she is in Vegas hoping someone will slip up and mess wit (sic) her. Lol.'
A representative for the performer, who recently released an album named after his daughter Royalty, denied Gutierrez's claims earlier Saturday.
'Making false accusations seems to be a pattern of behavior for Ms. Gutierrez. Whatever her motives, her statements are unequivocally untrue,' a statement from Brown's rep reads.
'Ms Gutierrez was escorted out of the private after party at the Palms Casino Resort for being disruptive and out of control.
In the video, Brown said: 'I don't know this old looking b****. This b**** is old, like dusty, look at her in the Jason Derulo video. 'Like she came to Vegas, she probably came to my room and was too ugly to get in'
A representative for the performer, who recently released an album named after his daughter Royalty, denied Gutierrez's claims. Brown is set for a trial run residency with a possibility for a long term deal at Drai's
'Once she was in the hallway, while waiting for Chris Brown's security to bring out her phone, she had a total meltdown-throwing her purse to the ground and claiming that she 'could buy everyone in the hotel'-as witnessed by numerous people waiting to get into the party.
'The Palms Casino Resort security also saw her wild behavior via hotel security cameras and immediately came up to the hallway to escort her out of the hotel.
'Her claim that she had her phone in her possession inside the after party and was able to take a photo causing an altercation with Chris Brown is a complete fabrication.
'I'm not sure what mood altering substances Ms Guitterz (sic) was on but her statements are completely false and not based in reality. This seems like a clear case of retaliation for her bruised ego.'
Brown took to Instagram for a second time early Sunday posting a selfie of himself, and writing in the caption: 'Keeping my circle small in 2016! I'm done taking the care of grown ass men.
'And I'm going to be hella (sic) rich after all the lawsuits I file from these crazy individuals who keep lying on my name. Happy NEW YEAR! Time for some of us to grow the f*** up!'
In October 2015, Gutierrez was photographed in a yellow thong bikini while on the beach where it seems she approached Rod Stewart who was in Brazil for a concert.
Brown's rep also said: 'Her claim that she had her phone in her possession inside the after party and was able to take a photo causing an altercation with Chris Brown is a complete fabrication.' Above she is pictured with police in Las Vegas
Vegas police also said that the incident was reported to them by Gutierrez at 10.20am on January 2. Above she is pictured in the yellow thong bikini as Rod Stewart relaxes in a beach chair in Brazil in October
A representative for Brown said her statements 'are completely false and not based in reality'. Above she is pictured with Rod Stewart in Brazil in October
She was also filmed by TMZ in August 2015 outside a Hollywood night club after Jason Derulo just finished performing.
Video published by the website shows her clearly upset that her friends left her to get inside Derulo's vehicle, and texting her to get in a Uber to follow them.
Music artist Jason Derulo is pictured above in Illinois in December
Hours before the alleged incident occurred Saturday, the 26-year-old's successfully gave a New Year's Day performance at popular night club Drai's - where he is being considered for a lucrative residency deal after signing on for a short deal last fall.
This is not the first time the father-of-one has been accused of violence.
In May 2015, Las Vegas police said they were seeking him in relation to a fight on a private basketball court also at the Palms resort and casino, CNN reported. His spokeswoman at the time denied that he was involved.
The year before, Brown pleaded guilty to simple assault in September 2014 for a case linked to a brief fight on a Washington, DC sidewalk in October 2013.
The singer was sentenced to time served and paid a $150 fine.
Three people were shot at a pre-awards party that Brown hosted during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, including former rap mogul Marion 'Suge' Knight.
Brown's numerous court appearances first started back in 2009, when he physically assaulted then-girlfriend Rihanna just hours before the Grammys, leaving her face and body battered and blue.
In June that year, he pleaded guilty to felony assault and was placed on probation as well as being ordered to do community service and attend domestic violence counseling.
He only completed his probation in March of 2015 after having to serve time in jail for violating it.
Early on in his career, Brown spoke about the violence he witnessed first-hand growing up, as his mother was allegedly beaten by his step-father.
This is not the first time the father-of-one has been accused of violence. In May 2015, Las Vegas police said they were seeking him in relation to a fight on a private basketball court also at the Palms resort and casino, CNN reported. His spokeswoman at the time denied that he was involved
Due to the domestic violence conviction against Rihanna, Brown was denied an entry visa into Australia and forced to cancel his One Hell of A Nite tour in Australia and New Zealand.
At the time while trying to plead with government officials to allow him to come, Brown sent out several tweets.
'I would be more than grateful to come to Australia to raise awareness about domestic violence,' Brown tweeted. 'Im not the pink elephant in the room anymore.
'My life mistakes should be a wake up call for everyone,' he continued.'Showing the world that mistakes don't define you. Trying to prevent spousal abuse.'
In 2010, the crooner was banned from traveling to the United Kingdom, and this past February, he was blocked from performing in Canada.
Additionally, his scheduled appearance on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah was canceled at the last minute in December without any explanation.
CHRIS BROWN'S REPRESENTATIVE STATEMENT ABOUT ALLEGED INCIDENT:
Making false accusations seems to be a pattern of behavior for Ms. Gutierrez. Whatever her motives, her statements are unequivocally untrue.
Ms Gutierrez was escorted out of the private after party at the Palms Casino Resort for being disruptive and out of control. Once she was in the hallway, while waiting for Chris Brown's security to bring out her phone, she had a total meltdown-throwing her purse to the ground and claiming that she 'could buy everyone in the hotel'-as witnessed by numerous people waiting to get into the party. The Palms Casino Resort security also saw her wild behavior via hotel security cameras and immediately came up to the hallway to escort her out of the hotel.
Her claim that she had her phone in her possession inside the after party and was able to take a photo causing an altercation with Chris Brown is a complete fabrication. I'm not sure what mood altering substances Ms. Guitterz was on but her statements are completely false and not based in reality. This seems like a clear case of retaliation for her bruised ego.
Due to the domestic violence conviction against Rihanna, Brown was denied an entry visa into Australia and forced to cancel his One Hell of A Nite tour in Australia and New Zealand. Above the former couple is pictured in 2008
Brown's planned appearance on the Comedy Central show had reportedly caused disagreements among staff members including several writers and producers.
Before his New Year's Day party Brown had took to the stage in front of a capacity audience at Drai's.
There he showed off his sprawling tattoos and went shirtless during his show, while sporting a new pair of recently released Adidas Yeezys.
The Grammy winner arrived for his show in a red and black checkered shirt with a distressed jean jacket draped over the garment.
Brown flashed a peace sign as he hit the red carpet, wearing a blue baseball cap with two cardinals emblazoned on the front.
Chris Brown jumps in his Lamborghini leaving the Argyle Club
Grand entrance: The Beautiful People singer arrived for his first show in 2016 a red and black checkered shirt with a distressed jean jacket draped over the garment
Chris Brown New Song With Rihanna ‘Counterfeit’ Was Recorded, When?
Chris Brown debut his new video “Back To Sleep” off his upcoming album ROYALTY, due tomorrow.
The video for the Marvin Gaye-sampled single was co-directed by Chris Brown himself and saw the singer calling his girl and asking her to come over late in the night. Things get steamy between the two soon after she gets there.
Chris Brown will be dropping his new album ROYALTY tomorrow December 18 and will also be performing in Los Angeles as part of his Royalty Live concert series.
Chris Brown Responds To Karrueche & Rihanna “I Wish Them The Best”
Chris Brown and Rihanna are still making music together. Chris Brown is inching closer to releasing his new album ROYALTY on December 18. But before he drop the highly anticipated project, Breezy released a new mixtape “Before The Party” with 34 songs, including a collaboration with Rihanna. The first single on the mixtape is “Counterfeit” which features Rihanna, Wiz Whalifa, and Kelly Rowland. The internet is already buzzing with speculations that Brown and Rihanna maybe getting back together but sources close to both singers said that the track was recorded a long time ago. “That song is really a previously recorded unreleased single that was revamped and remastered,” sources told us. “This doesn’t mean that they are banging again and besides they are still friends who have love for each other so nothing wrong with them working together.”
Other artists featured on the mixtape includes Fetty Wap, Tyga, Wale and French Montana.
Sources also told us that Rihanna and Chris Brown’s daughter Royalty could be featured on his album.
“Royalty’s vocals and another Rihanna collaboration could be on the album,” sources said. “Guess we will just have to wait until December 18 to find out. One thing I can say is it will be a dope record.”
Brown recently did an interview with Hot 97 radio host Nessa where he said that he would never say anything bad about his ex-girlfriend. The two split in 2013 after briefly reunited and has not been back together since then. The “Liquor” singer also revealed that the album will be delayed from its previous release date for Black Friday to December 18. Rumors suggest that he didn’t want to compete with Rihanna who is on the verge of dropping her new album ANTI. Last week Chris Brown released another single off ROYALTY title “Fine By Me.” He also shoot a music video for another single “Back To Sleep” that he released earlier this month.
Chris Brown has nothing negative to say about his ex-girlfriends Karrueche Tran or Rihanna. The “Liquor” singer has finally broken his silence on a statement his ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran made last month claiming that he is negatively impacting her career in Hollywood. During her interview with BBC UK in October, Karrueche said that her past relationship with Chris Brown is making her life in Hollywood a lot more difficult because no one is taking her serious. “A lot of people think I am a weak individual because of past situations and when it comes to business sometimes people don’t want to be involved with somebody like that. Which is understandable, but it sucks, because I’m not a weak person,” she said. Speaking with Hot 97 radio host Nessa, Brown says that he has nothing bad to say about his ex-girlfriends whether it be Karrueche or Rihanna. “I am going to be honest with you, if it did hinder anybody’s job, anything that I have done with anybody, I make my mistakes and I am totally in acceptance of any wrongs that I have done,” Chris Brown said. “But I just can only wish and hope for the best for that person and everybody else whoever I’ve messed up their lives or jobs or hinder, whatever the case may be… It’s just more blessings and success to them.” Breezy also said that he has nothing negative to say about Rihanna despite she constantly saying negative things about him in the media. The “Zero” singer also opened up about his daughter Royalty and his new album that he named after her. He compared fatherhood to being in a roller coaster ride but also said that he is enjoying every bit of it.