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Chris Brown Arrested

Caught On Tape

2/9/2009 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Chris Brown has officially been booked into the custody of the Los Angeles Police Department. He was driven to the station by high-powered attorney Mark Geragos.

Brown has been charged with one count felony criminal threats. His bail has been set at $50,000. He is still being investigated for a possible battery.

Geragos' past clients include Michael Jackson, Winona Ryder and Scott Peterson.

UPDATE 11:42 PM EST: TMZ has learned Chris paid his bail and was released.

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46.

fortune cookie    

They should of done a live feed for the Grammy's, from his cell...

The Show must go on!!

1998 days ago
47.

You Wait And See    

My guess is that Rihanna hit him first and Chris Brown struck back out of reflex. Rihanna has a history of having violent fights with one of her brothers. She even broke a bottle over her brother's head once which caused a scar over his forehead. I really think this time that it was a quick reaction of defense from Chris Brown.

1998 days ago
48.

RiRi's Awesome    

i Hope he stays in there
Be strong Rihanna and move on and forget about this coward!

1998 days ago
49.

Anna    

that must have not been the case the woman was probably caught lying because they would have gave him more than just that. but im glad he'll pay it and you guys shouldnt be soooo rude and nasty when ou havent heard the whole story yet. im just glad that he's o.k.!!! thank GOD ♥♥♥ i ♥chris brown



1998 days ago
50.

anthony    

ibroke this info to tmz

1998 days ago
51.

Shay    

Well that's sad that it happen but if its true than wow i don't think i can respect him again. i just hope they find out the truth about what really happen.

1998 days ago
52.

Sally    

Chris has a history of being aggressive with women:

July 02, 2007. Looks like Chris Brown may not be the gentleman that everyone thinks he is. MediaTakeOut.com has learned that a South African actress is claiming to have been in a brief scuffle with Brown - all because she refused to go to his hotel room.

According to a number of witnesses who spoke with MediaTakeOut.com, Chris Brown ran into actress Khanyi Mbau at the launch of The Real Goboza - a South African weekly entertainment show. And it was during that meeting that all the drama ensued.

Khanyi claims that during a conversation with Chris, the R&B singer grabbed her by the arm in an aggressive manner and asked that she go with him to his hotel room. The South African actress explains, "I tried to pull away but his grip was just too tight.”

That's when, according to the lovely actress, her manager came charging to the rescue. Mbau tells, "Malcolm [my manager] had to pull me away from Chris." But even then, the teenage singer wasn't finished with her. The actress adds, "Chris [still] asked if I was sure I did not want to come with him."

And MediaTakeOut.com discovered that this isn't the first public scuffle that Khanyi Mbau has found herself in recent months. The young actress, whom the South African press refer to as the "African Paris Hilton," was recently involved is a hotel brawl with her husband - African billionaire Mandla Mthembu. According to reports, the fight began when Khanyi's husband found some suspicious text messages on her cell phone.

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1998 days ago
53.

give her a break    

crazy crazy...hope it all comes out...and u should never ever hit a woman like that!!! EVER!!! Unless she hits ur a$$ first...LOL Then maybe u can shake the sh!t outta her!!! LOL

1998 days ago
54.

Mel    

this doens't make any sense....he's in the audience at the GRammys and they interviewed him on the red carpet with his nephew.

1998 days ago
55.

Now what now?    

As horrible a thing as Chris has done I feel bad that he has to go through this publicly. As much as I loved him and Rihanna together, I guess it is time for them to go their seperate ways.

1998 days ago
56.

grace    

I dont get the posters saying Chris should leave Rhianna and how awesome he is and trashy she is! If shes so awful then dont be with her! A man doesnt attack a woman! Period! How sad for anyone to take the side of a man who is stronger physically attacking anyone weaker than he is.

1998 days ago
57.

wtf    

He was only charged with criminal threats. WTF he never even hit her. Nice of the media to put that cr@p out there. Hope he sues for trying to ruin his reputation.

1998 days ago
58.

ZoDi    

bail him out quick rihanna, he gonna get rap3d

1998 days ago
59.

Mary    

I read over on x17online that chris brown was booked and released 10 minutes later!!! how ridiclous is that???? TMZ is late with the news!! as always

1998 days ago
60.

megan    

Wow. She let him off the hook and wouldn't charge him. I guess beating up chicks is cool in Hollywood.

1998 days ago
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