Reports indicate that Chris Brown may face arrest should he set foot in the United Kingdom, following an alleged assault that took place earlier this year. The 34-year-old American music star stands accused of viciously striking a music producer over the head with a glass bottle at London’s esteemed nightclub, Tape.
In the incident that unfolded back in February, it is alleged that Brown assaulted the individual, whose identity remains undisclosed, by means of kicks and punches, leaving them incapacitated on the floor. Shedding light on the purported occurrence, the unnamed party disclosed to The Sun in April, “He struck me on the head repeatedly—two or three times. As a result, my knee gave way. Contrary to his claims that it was one of his entourage, the responsible party was indeed Chris Brown himself. I have been in contact with the authorities, who express their intent to resolve this matter expeditiously. Currently, my solicitor has taken charge, thereby limiting my ability to provide further comment.”
The producer purportedly required medical treatment at a hospital and was subsequently discharged with a set of crutches. Recent reports suggest that Brown pledged his cooperation to law enforcement, agreeing to present himself for questioning once his UK tour concluded. Regrettably, following the culmination of his shows on March 29, The Sun alleges that he promptly departed and is now back in the United States.
Brown is purportedly well aware of the predicament that awaits him should he venture across the pond once more. An insider disclosed to the aforementioned publication, “Chris is cognizant of the fact that he will face arrest upon returning to the UK, and he is exerting every effort to avoid such a situation. Nevertheless, he remains concerned that any country with an extradition treaty with Great Britain may apprehend him.”
Curiously, the source also expressed bewilderment as to why Brown was permitted to leave the UK initially. Authorities have divulged that two individuals were scheduled to attend a police station for a voluntary interview on March 29, but regrettably failed to make an appearance. Consequently, investigations persist to locate these individuals.
This incident marks not the first occasion that the controversial artist has found himself entangled with the law. In 2010, he was banned from entering the UK following his conviction for assaulting his former girlfriend, Rihanna. However, in 2020, this prohibition was lifted by then-Home Secretary Priti Patel. Similarly, in 2015, Brown encountered visa rejection from Australia on “character grounds.”
More recently, he has faced legal proceedings amounting to a $20 million (£14 million) lawsuit, alleging that he drugged and sexually assaulted a woman. Brown retaliated by pursuing legal action of his own, utilizing a voice note to assert that the woman was merely “playing with people’s lives.”
Adding to the list of controversies surrounding him, Brown made headlines earlier this month when reports surfaced of a violent altercation between himself and fellow musician Usher, purportedly resulting in a bloody nose for the latter. In response to the mounting allegations, the singer vehemently denied the claims made against him.