Chris Brown Charged With Hit-And-Run, Fires Back at Accuser
The Associated Press reports that the Los Angeles city attorney's office has charged Chris Brown with a misdemeanor hit-and-run and driving without a license, referencing a minor incident that occurred May 21 in the San Fernando Valley.
Arraignment is scheduled for July 15 at Los Angeles' Van Nuys courthouse. If convicted of both charges, Brown would face up to a year in jail.
Additionally, the city attorney will refer the matter to the Los Angeles County district attorney, which could lead to Brown being charged with violating his probation, dating back to his beating of Rihanna in 2009. In a worst-case-scanerio, Brown could be hit with a four-year prison sentence.
But Chris Brown has fired back via Twitter: the R&B star says he has cooperated completely with the plaintiff and that no actual damage was done to the car. He even made the car's rear the header background on his official Twitter page. Here is a sampling of what he's been tweeting about the subject today:
My profile pic is the pic I took of the persons car after "the hit and run". NO damage. Just a dirty car.once again, I gotta clear my name— Chris Brown (@chrisbrown) June 25, 2013
My lawyers will be contacting you. I will not stand for this bullying and yellow journalism!— Chris Brown (@chrisbrown) June 25, 2013
She contacted the cops thinking of a payday from Chris Brown when I followed the proper procedures.— Chris Brown (@chrisbrown) June 25, 2013
I have a valid drivers license and I gave the woman the right info. She saw cameras and wanted to make a scene.— Chris Brown (@chrisbrown) June 25, 2013
It's not a hit and run if u get out the car, exchange information (who has NO DAMAGE to either cars).This is really ridiculous— Chris Brown (@chrisbrown) June 25, 2013