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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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samantha foust    

omg this is crazy! i love them so much too. and i wanted to see them tonight on the Grammys. this is like some p.diddy j.lo sh*t. TMZ needs to hurry up and get more info and pictures !

1998 days ago
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2drk2fck    

I hope this is not true.

1998 days ago
48.

LaLa    

This is sad. What makes me think it's true is that fact that Chris Brown, if I remember correctly, watched his Mom get beat up constantly by his stepfather. So it's possible. Poor Rihanna. No woman deserves that. I hope all works out for both of them. She needs to get out of the situation if this is in fact true. I don't care what his accomplishments are. All of them are no longer valid once he decides to put his hands on a woman.

1998 days ago
49.

Sadieface    

Shame on any of you who think it OK for anyone to hit any woman no matter the reason. As for the person who says he couldn't do this cause he loves his mother you are deluded and need to grow up. Maybe he learned the behavior from his parents relationship?
And for the racsist who asked dont' they all hit their woman Shame on you

1998 days ago
50.

Lisa-Lisa    

Has he been arrested yet?

1998 days ago
51.

chrys1003    

He's a fn loser anyways....

1998 days ago
52.

Christie    

MSN.com says that she got in a car accident. Isn't that sad. Here we are in 2009 and women are still having to use the "car accident", "ran into something" or "fell" excuse when they are victims of abuse.

1998 days ago
53.

chloe    

ITS THE NEW IKE AND TINA!!!

1998 days ago
54.

Maria    

Lol, Jeri!

1998 days ago
55.

Correction    

According the report on MSNBC, Rihanna's reps have said she was in a "car accident" and as a result has "bruises on her face."

Guess it will all get ironed out at some point, but it doesn't sound too great right now.

Regardless of what happened, I have to say I am taken aback by the disgusting xenophobic and ethnic comments.

1998 days ago
56.

confused    

I hope the employees that are sharing information on Rihanna have another job in line. Celebrity or not, they are still breaking Privacy Rights and there can be serious consequences. It amazes me when people think celebrities do not have the same rights as everyone else. Would you want everyone to know you had an STD? Didn't think so. This happened before when George Clooney was at another hospital. Those employees were suspended or fired so do not think you can't be either. Actions have consequnces.

1998 days ago
57.

HOLLYWOOD STANDARD    

Well dont go throwing stones at chris just yet..We dont know what Rhiana did to get socked in her jaw...lol

1998 days ago
58.

Megan    

31.

Actually, this is common. Most men who abuse women saw their own mothers abused,

1998 days ago
59.

rashyluvsbeyonce    

My counsins mother BFF sister boyfriend daddy uncle's Stepsister who is 3rd cousins with the cop that got the call told me it was Chris Brown and Rihanna.

1998 days ago
60.

Mm    

I wonder how many employees of Cidar Saini logging into electronic medical records. Same people also posting on these sites with same info (JJ, TMZ and what more). Also LAPD employees.

1998 days ago
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