Chris Brown won’t be charged for allegedly hitting a woman in his Los Angeles home back in June.
The Los Angeles City Attorney’s office confirmed to Billboard that it “declined to file charges due to insufficient evidence.”
An LAPD spokesperson told Billboard that on the night of June 18, police officers responded to a report of a domestic argument in the 19600 block of Citrus Ridge Drive in the San Fernando Valley area — which matches the address the Grammy-winning pop star posted as his Tarzana, Calif. home on a promotional flyer for a garage sale he hosted in November 2019. TMZ reported that Brown slapped her so hard that her weave came off.
The 32-year-old embattled entertainer has a longstanding history of violence against women over the last two decades, including his 2009 arrest for assaulting then-girlfriend Rihanna. He eventually pleaded guilty to felony assault and completed probation in 2015. Another former girlfriend, model/actress 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.