Chris Brown Won't Face Charges for Battery Incident Involving Woman

Police were reportedly called to Chris Brown's Los Angeles home in June, after a woman accused him of striking her during an argument. Per the LAPD, authorities completed a report for battery.

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UPDATE: Chris Brown won't face criminal charges for allegedly striking a woman during an argument earlier this summer.

A spokesperson for the L.A. City Attorney's Office confirmed to E! News on Wednesday, Oct. 6 that their office rejected the matter due to insufficient evidence.


Chris Brown allegedly struck a woman during an argument last week, multiple outlets reported.

Police were called to a Los Angeles home at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, June 18, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department told E! News. 

Authorities were told the caller and the suspect argued, and "the suspect struck her," according to the LAPD, which did not confirm the name of the suspect to E! News. But, according to TMZ, a law enforcement source identified the suspect as Brown.

However, the suspect was not there when police arrived to the residence on Citrus Ridge Drive.

Officers completed a report for battery (otherwise known as physical harm), and investigators have submitted the crime report to the Los Angeles City Attorney's office for consideration, per the LAPD. 

No arrests have been made.

E! News has reached out to Brown's attorney and rep for comment.

Though the rapper, 32, did not directly respond to allegations, he took to his Instagram Story just hours after news articles about the incident were published—and seemingly called them lies. "YALL SO DAMN [baseball cap]," he wrote with crying-laughing emojis. 

Chris Brown's Ups & Downs

Brown has a long history of trouble with the law, going back to 2009, when he was arrested for assaulting Rihanna, who was his girlfriend at the time, before the Grammy Awards. He was sentenced to five years of probation after pleading guilty to one count of assault. 

Since then, he's allegedly been involved in multiple incidents at night clubs, including in February 2012, June 2013 and April 2017. 

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More recently, a woman sued Brown after claiming she was sexually assaulted at his house during an after party in 2017. In 2020, the "Go Crazy" artist privately settled the lawsuit, E! News confirmed. The anonymous woman requested the case be dismissed in April of last year, with her lawyer describing her as "severely traumatized by what she was forced to suffer." Brown's attorney declined to comment on the settlement at the time.

Last month, Brown released the song "Come Through" with H.E.R. and, on June 22, debuted "Angles" with Wale

He shares daughter Royalty Brown, 7, with Nia Guzman and son Aeko Brown, 19 months, with Ammika Harris.

Read more about his legal history here.

Originally posted Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 4:44 p.m. PST