- Released on $250,000 bail
CHRIS Brown and the Los Angeles Police Department spent much of Tuesday locked in a surreal standoff at the R&B performer’s Tarzana home over allegations that he threatened a woman with a gun.
The woman alleged Brown pointed the gun at her and she fled in fear, then balked at signing a nondisclosure agreement before escaping from the singer’s property.
For hours, LAPD officers, along with an army of reporters — stood outside the house as Brown refused to let them in. During the impasse, the 27-year-old took to social media and posted a series of videos in which he railed against the police and said he was being unfairly demonised.
This latest peculiar chapter in L.A.’s annals of celebrity justice ended late afternoon when Brown was taken into custody by police, who said he would be arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.
The incident began early Tuesday when the LAPD received a 911 call about a woman claiming she had been threatened by the performer, police said. Officers arrived about 3am. at the estate in the 5000 block of Corbin Avenue.
The woman, Baylee Curran, told The Times that Brown pointed a gun at her during a violent rage before she ran outside. Curran said she and a friend went to Brown’s home with a business associate, who was invited by the musician. She wanted to talk to Brown about future projects, she said.
Inside the home, a few people were milling about and talking, she recounted. She eventually went to Brown’s backyard to get some fresh air. Her confrontation with the musician erupted soon after she walked back into the house, she said.
Meanwhile Brown’s attorney, Mark Geragos, has confirmed his release early Wednesday through a tweet.
A statement according to ABC news confirmed that Police described Brown as being “cooperative,” and did not confirm if they recovered any weapons from his home.
Brown was released on $250,000 bail at 11:19pm. local time, according to jail records. His next court date is set for September 20.