The law never really seems to be on Chris Brown's side, but don't expect him to take his latest legal drama lying down. Brown is accused in a hit-and-run accident that could land him behind bars for probation violation; he is vehemently denying claims of wrongdoing.
The 24-year-old rear-ended a woman's Mercedes near Los Angeles last week, and reportedly refused to hand over his driver's license number, plus gave her fake insurance information. He went on to get peeved with the woman when she pressed him for an ID, before leaving the scene all together.
Sources close to Brown tell TMZ that the story is untrue and that he handled everything correctly, stating that any hold up in the process isn't his fault. The Virginia native claims to have not only followed the proper protocol, but asserts that when his lawyer reached out to the woman, she got upset and hung up on him. The woman hasn't responded since, and judging by the photo from the scene it may be because her car wasn't actually damaged. “Chris was fully cooperative. He pulled over at the scene and gave the woman his correct insurance details,” a source told The Mirror. “He has tried to contact the driver to confirm the right information following the allegations. Unfortunately, it would seem she has gone off the radar and isn't responding to his attempts to resolve the situation.”
While Brown is said to be the focus of an LAPD investigation, authorities have not contacted him, nor anyone in his inner circle. If he's found in violation of the law, a four-year prison sentence could be on the horizon.
Brown's probationary restrictions stem from his 2009 assault on Rihanna. A judge ordered him to take domestic violence classes and complete community service, in addition to placing him on probation for five years. With one year left, Brown has stayed out of trouble with the law — for the most part. Last June, he and Drake got into a bottle-throwing melee at a New York City nightclub, resulting in a lawsuit from San Antonio Spurs player Tony Parker, who claimed to have been injured in the cross-room battle. In another situation, he was named for jacking a woman's iPhone when she tried to take a picture of him, but was cleared.
Most recently, Brown was captured on video threatening a valet driver for charging him $10 to park at an event.
Given his criminal past, the "Fine China" singer may just have a public target on his back, but on a different note, his personal life seems to be less tumultuous. After breaking up only to make up and break up again (this year) he and Rihanna have officially called it quits.
Rumor has it that Brown has rekindled his romance with ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran.
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