Chris Brown charged with felony assault, making criminal threats

Chrisbrown_lChris Brown was charged today by the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office with felony counts of assault and making criminal threats in connection with aFebruary incident in which his girlfriend allegedly was physically attacked. He has been free on $50,000 bail since his arrest on Feb. 8 by Los Angeles police.

Meanwhile, EW has obtained an LAPD detective’s sworn affidavit that includes details from the alleged fight between Chris Brown and Rihanna, who is referred to throughout as "Robyn F." (The singer’s full name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty.) The affidavit says their dispute began in a car Brown was driving when Rihanna became upset about a three-page text message on Brown’s phone, sent by another woman. Brown allegedly pulled over and tried to force Rihanna from the car, then "shoved her head against the passenger window of the vehicle," and went on to punch her repeatedly as he resumed driving. The affidavit says that Rihanna then tried to call her personal assistant on her cell phone, pretending to leave a message saying, "I’m on my way home. Make sure the cops are there when I get there," at which point Brown allegedly told Rihanna, "You just did the stupidest thing ever. Now I’m really going to kill you."  The affidavit goes on to graphically describe how Brown allegedly bit Rihanna’s ear and fingers, continued to deliver a "barrage of punches" on her arm, legs, and face, and put her in a headlock, causing her to nearly lose consciousness. (Additional reporting by Simon Vozick-Levinson)

UPDATE: Brown’s arraignment, originally expected to occur this afternoon, has been postponed until April 6, the Los Angeles Times reports. Meanwhile, Rihanna’s attorney has said that she will testify if she’s called as a witness. According to the Associated Press, the lawyer, Donald Etra, also said that Rihanna did not want Brown to be issued with a "no contact" order, butthat she would record any violations of an order that prohibits her boyfriend from from threatening, harassing, or harming her.

More Chris Brown-Rihanna:
Rihanna and Chris Brown: Does a reunion mean case closed?
Chris Brown update: Court appearance expected on March 5
Police launch investigation into leak of Rihanna photo
The fallout from TMZ’s Rihanna photo reveal 
Chris Brown reportedly attends anger management class
Chris Brown surrenders to LAPD; released on $50,000 bail
Chris Brown and Rihanna: More fallout


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  • StaleCake

    EW.com: what;s with the “sad” looking Chris Brown photo? Please… why not choose a “thuggy” looking one instead?

  • *lg*

    what a sick, sick b**tard”

  • Tom Brazelton

    Wow. How cheesed off do you have to be to start wailing on someone *while you’re driving?* Obviously Brown was out of control. Ear biting? This guy needs to be put away.

  • susan

    I hope they throw his ass in jail. Maybe then rihanna will smarten up and move on before he kills her.

  • SDK

    I hope someone in jail makes him the b*tch that he is.

  • jose

    coward. lowly, weasely coward. may you rot in hell.

  • Shapiro

    This clown needs to be locked away, and we, the public, need to end his career. Our kids don’t need a criminal like this in the limelight.

  • Jeff

    That’s incredibly scary. You can look at the TMZ photo and actually see, too, that someone has bitten her ear. I remember my friend saying “It looks like he ripped out an earring.”

  • Rhonda

    I hope they do put him in jail for a while. He deserves it. He did it once he will do it again. He needs more than just anger management classes. Children learn what they live

  • RayT

    I hope a huge guy in jail does to him what he did to my RiRi.

  • Aimee

    I hope this guy’s beaten up in jail. What goes around comes around, jerk.

  • El NEOConservador

    I think he deserved to paid for what he did. He got serious issues. If she is back with her then she deserved to go through all that again. I hope he ends up in jail and she moves on.

  • krayzeman

    The details of this are hilarious. The situation is definitely not funny but, Chris, did you really need to do ALL THAT??? smh

  • Tamara

    Read the full affadavit on The Smoking Gun’s web site. It’s really bad ! Brown needs to go to prison, seriously. I hope they give him the max sentence. I cannot believe Fenty is back with this monster!

    http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/years/2009/0305093brown2.html

  • Tamara

    Read the full affadavit on The Smoking Gun’s web site. It’s really bad ! Brown needs to go to prison, seriously. I hope they give him the max sentence. I cannot believe Fenty is back with this monster!

    http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/years/2009/0305093brown2.html

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