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Chris Brown Car Accident

Paps Call BS

We Didn't Cause the Crash!

2/10/2013 12:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

crash_scene_launch_wmChris Brown's single car accident yesterday afternoon left his car totaled and the wall he hit shattered in pieces ... but the paparazzi on the scene are calling BS on Chris' story that it was their fault.

Brown's rep released a statement yesterday claiming he was cut off by two photographers and blamed the accident on "aggressive pursuit by the paparazzi." The photos above show the aftermath of the crash with Chris talking to cops and his car being towed away.

TMZ spoke with Chris Doherty, owner of INF, the photo agency that employed all the photographers on scene. He tells us that he is positive his photogs "had nothing to do with Chris Brown crashing."

Doherty says his photogs arrived AFTER Chris crashed, telling TMZ, "No photographers were following him at the time he crashed ... He crashed his car and it’s convenient for him to blame us. He needs to be careful with his defamatory statements."

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Doherty also says his photogs were interviewed on scene by police who "appeared to be satisfied" the photogs were not the cause of the accident.

A spokesman for the Beverly Hills PD would not comment on the accident beyond the press release sent out yesterday:

"On February 9, 2013 at approximately 1203pm, entertainer Chris Brown was involved in a solo, non-injury traffic collision in the 600 Block Bedford Drive/Camden Drive alley. Mr. Brown was the driver of the vehicle and collided with a wall. Brown stated that he was being chased by paparazzi causing him to lose control of his vehicle. Brown's Black Porsche was towed from the scene at his request."

A rep for Brown tells TMZ they are considering a lawsuit over the crash.

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236 COMMENTS

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106.

dick    

and for all you other fanboy douchebags, name 1 other celebrity that threw a chair through a window on a morning talk show, go ahead I dare you

430 days ago
107.

LISA    

TMZ just added video w/audio footage. I noticed a few things. Chris looks pissed. The cop with the notepad looks at the pap that’s shooting the video, and Chris later points to him. The saga continues …

430 days ago
108.

LRT    

Of course they didn't cause the crash.....Chris Brown always plays the victim...I wish he would get a BIG V tattooed on his forehead!

430 days ago
109.

William j    

Too bad he didn't go through the windshield and snap his neck like a Stella doro breadstick!!

430 days ago
110.

Vivian    

First off. Even if someone is following you it's no excuse for reckless driving. If they are being aggressive then the best revenge is to call the police and let them get a ticket. YOU ARE NEVER ALLWED TO DRIVE RECKLESSLY...even in a medical emergency you are supposed to call the authorities! Secondly, Brown's cp spins EVERYTHING in an effort to clean up his reputation. This whole wreck is one big PR joke. Porsche's engine is in the back...the car is not totaled. Also, the whole "going to a charity event BS." Please...Chris Brown?? Who wants him there??last but not least, ALL CELEBRITIES WANT PAPARRAZI FOLLOWING THEM!! The pics and the checks stop coming at the same time.

430 days ago
111.

Jazzyj    

Have to admit, when I saw the headlines yesterday about the accident, I thought 'phew' one last arsehole punk in the world....

430 days ago
112.

dollarbuild    

The only think "totaled" is Chris Brown's career. The car will live on...after being repaired...then repoed after he lands back in jail and can't pay his bills.

430 days ago
113.

dena2cents    

I hope he sues the **** out of the paparazzi. They given harassed them enough

430 days ago
114.

FMB    

Does this DB look up to Lohan as a role model? LOL

>"The papz made me crash my car."

>"Frank Ocean made me punch him because he's gay."

>"I didn't lie about my community service, honest."

>"I'll never hit you again RiRi baby, I love you."

430 days ago
115.

Johnbrnc    

Was he checked for alcohol and drugs? What a loser

430 days ago
116.

Lurker    

Once a D-Bag. Always a D-Bag.

How convenient to blame the paps. They weren't even there. Gonna look even more stupid later.

430 days ago
117.

U Suck    

The cops should have given him the Rodney King treatment. Then he could sue and actually win. Now he's only making his lawyer rich.

430 days ago
118.

vanburner    

If the Paps arrived after the crash, isn't CB trying to pull a LILO crash report with the cops?

430 days ago
119.

Jamal    

That car is hardly totaled. It may cost a pretty penny to get it repaired. Chris Brown is just a bad driver and needs someone to blame.

430 days ago
120.

Doc    

That car ain't totaled, Ya'll on crack?

430 days ago
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