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Chris Brown Investigated

For Alleged Assault

2/8/2009 7:51 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Alleged AssaultLaw enforcement sources tell TMZ Chris Brown is being investigated by the LAPD in an alleged assault on a female.

According to police, Brown and a woman whom cops refuse to identify were arguing inside a vehicle around 12:30 this morning when suddenly things allegedly turned violent.

Cops say they received a 911 call, and when they arrived they noticed the woman had visible injuries. We're told she then identified Brown as her attacker. Cops say Brown had left the scene by the time police arrived.

Cops say they are looking to speak with Brown and may arrest him when they find him.

When we called reps for Brown's girlfriend, Rihanna, for a statement, her people told us, "Rihanna is well. Thank you for your concern and support."

UPDATE
: Grammy officials have just announced that Rihanna will neither perform on the show tonight -- as scheduled -- nor walk the red carpet for the event. The same announcement has been made about Chris.

Story developing...

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166.

Hmmm    

Maybe they got in a car accident and started arguing because of it and that's why "the female" had visible wounds. I don't know, but in those pics at the grammy party Saturday night, they didn't both look happy to me. Rihanna was smiling, but Chris brown was looking like, "If this girl doesn't get up off of me!" He looked like he was tired of her and like she was a small dog that kept humping his leg...

1996 days ago
167.

Ayana    

MANNNN...i CNt StANd RhIANNA
i WOULdAh B3At H3R UP tOO
iF SH3 GAV3 M3 A STD
NASty...
i STiLL LOV3 CHRiS DO3

1996 days ago
168.

A.T.    

I think you should all be ashamed of yourselves for assuming this is her fault. There is no reason for a man (a rather large man) should assult a woman half his size. There is no word on her condition, but i hope she recovers fully, both emotionally and physically. This has nothing to do with ...."poontang??" idiots!

1996 days ago
169.

maya    

How could he do that they were so cute together now he could spend 9 years in jail
WTF he has so major problems

1996 days ago
170.

eh    

can any body els picture chris brown punching rihanna in the eye comedy lmao he shouldnt be tied down at such a young age nd if he hit her she probably got out of line [[ not that hitting a woman is okay ]] but everybody gets mad.

1996 days ago
171.

What's Wrong With You?    

Who ARE these Losers?

1996 days ago
172.

RealityCheck!    

WOW!! Most of you are on crack!!!! If he assulted Rhianna or anyone else, he is an azz and at fault. Whether you feel he was led to do it..,. he controls HIS actions!!! He is responsible for HIS actions!!! HE is a man and should NEVER let his anger lead him to hurt anyone.... especially a female. You guys need to get your heads out of Chris Brown's AZZ!!!!!!

1996 days ago
173.

Marnita    

I cannot believe that this happened. I like Chris and Rihanna is okay but no man no matter the reason has the right to put his hands on any woman. Most of you "people" (I use this term loosely for all those who think he was justified because she was supposedly too controlling and a witch) who are commenting are totally idiots. Chris is a grown man who can make his own decisions and if it is true that he assaulted Rihanna then he should suffer the consequences just like any other man who isn't famous. I hope she presses charges on him and doesn't back down.

Someone posted that this could make Rihanna guilty by associations; are you a complete moron. You can be guilty by association if someone committed a crime and you where there, Rihanna is the victim DUMBASS. I hope she doesn’t back down because of outside influences and pressure because once he gets away with it things will only get worse. Chris needs to learn to accept responsibility for his actions not get over on the system because he is a celebrity. What message would we be sending out to the world?

It is not crime to beat your wife or girlfriend if you are a celebrity.
If you are a celebrity you can beat your wife or girlfriend with no consequences.
The law that the rest of the world has to follow does not able to celebrities.

I’ll end by saying that I hope Rihanna is well and coming to terms about what happened. This was not your fault no one deserves to be abused in any form no matter what they might have said or done. If this is true Chris proved that he is a boy who needs to leave in the real world because a real man would have walked away.

1996 days ago
174.

SUCKMINES    

THATS GUD 4 HER STUPID ASS I DNT LIKE HER CHRIS BROWN WAS WHIPPED ND HAD TO HAVE HAD A REASON TO DO IT ALL WHO THINK OTHER WISE CAN (CHECK DA NAME)SUCK MINES B*#@%^

1996 days ago
175.

mrs1977    

He the one with jealousy issues, this is not the first time he has went off on her. People get your fact straight, this man is not perfect.

1996 days ago
176.

Saraaaaaa    

wow, way to be a d-bag Chris!

1996 days ago
177.

shanz    

i cant believ this happened all of a sudden...hope evrything gets better! :/

1996 days ago
178.

Guyanese Angel    

wow, i cant believe chris brown did that.. i wonder what they were fighting about?? hmm..
poor rihanna...

1995 days ago
179.

Jason    

yall need to shut up. first of all, brown shouldnt have been arrested because they both got into an heated argument. Who knows who actually put their hands on eachother first, no one was there with them. you dont even know if it was Rihanna that he hit, so stop the drama. Yall gone end his career because of this petty little thing. Let it go because he still gone be a "superstar" no matter what. Rihanna stop being a baby, and yall need to settle your dis-agreemets!

1995 days ago
180.

HERMALINDA    

WELL THERE IS ALWAYS TWO SIDES TO EVERY STORY AND I DON'T BELIEVE RIHANNA IS SO INNOCENT. SHE IS JUST ANOTHER BEYONCE WHO THINKS THAT PEOPLE NEED TO BOW DOWN TO THEM. IF HE IS GUILTY OF THIS I BELIEVE SHE CAUSED SOME OF IT.

1995 days ago
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