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Chris Brown Accused of Assaulting a Woman in Los Angeles

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Chris Brown attends the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, CA.

The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating Chris Brown after the singer was accused of hitting a woman in a Los Angeles home on Friday night.

An LAPD spokesperson told Billboard on Tuesday (June 22) that officers responded to a report of a domestic argument in the 19600 block of Citrus Ridge Drive in the San Fernando Valley area -- which corresponds with the address the Grammy-winning artist shared for his Tarzana, Calif. home on a promotional flyer for a garage sale he hosted in November 2019.

The spokesperson also said the incident is being investigated as a battery and will be referred to the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office; in a statement to NBC News, the City Attorney's Office said that the case had not been referred to them yet.

According to TMZ, the woman told police officers that Brown smacked the back of her head so hard her weave came off, but no injuries have been reported and no arrests have been made at the time this report was published.

The 32-year-old entertainer has a longstanding history of legal trouble and specifically violence against women over the last 15 years, including his 2009 arrest for assaulting then-girlfriend Rihanna. He eventually pleaded guilty to felony assault and completed probation in 2015. Another former girlfriend, Karrueche Tran, was granted a five-year restraining order in 2017 after Brown violently threatened her following their breakup over diamond rings and other gifts he had given her and wanted back. The same year, an unnamed woman named Brown in a lawsuit after she was allegedly raped during a party at his home, which her attorney Gloria Allred described as "one of the most horrific sexual assault cases" she’s seen in her career.

In 2019, Brown and two others were detained in Paris on charges of aggravated rape and drug infractions after a woman filed a rape complaint against them.