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Chris Brown

ARRESTED FOR FELONY ASSAULT

Gay Slur Allegedly Hurled

10/27/2013 12:14 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Chris Brown was arrested in Washington D.C. this morning for FELONY assault after allegedly attacking a man outside a hotel ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... at around 4:30 AM Brown got into an argument with a man outside the W Hotel on K Street and allegedly punched him once in the face.  We're told the alleged victim never threw a punch. 

The alleged victim tells TMZ ... he and a friend were hanging out at the W when they saw 2 women about to take a picture with Brown.  The victim -- who says he's not a Chris Brown fan -- says he and his buddy photo bombed the 2 women and Chris went nuts, punching him in the face and BREAKING HIS NOSE.  He went to the hospital and says he may need surgery as early as tomorrow. 

Law enforcement sources and the alleged victim tell TMZ ... before striking the man, Chris said, "I'm not down with that gay s**t, I feel like boxing."  After Chris punched the man, the fight was taken to the ground.

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Sources connected with Chris tell TMZ ... the alleged victim is full of BS.  He was NOT trying to take a pic with Chris ... he was trying to get on Chris' tour bus, and Brown was simply trying to stop a trespass.  The sources say before the incident the 2 girls tried to get on the bus but they were stopped, and that's when the victim and his friend made their move.

Law enforcement sources say Chris did not appear to be under the influence of anything.

Chris and his bodyguard -- who was also arrested -- will stay in jail today.  Under DC law Brown can't get bail so he'll appear before a magistrate Monday, and until then he'll stay behind bars. 

The alleged victim tells TMZ he doesn't understand why Brown was "so homophobic" to hurl such a slur.  And get this ... the victim says he would have accepted an apology at the scene, but now he will absolutely press charges -- and he's already hired a lawyer.

Brown is still on probation in the Rihanna beating case and this could be grounds for violating his probation -- which means he could be sentenced to prison for nearly 4 years ... worst case scenario for him.

Before the incident, Chris had been hosting a party (pic below) at the nearby Park and 14th nightclub.

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Karrueche just trashed Chris on Twitter ...

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644 COMMENTS

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196.

Laurie123    

He's a disgusting rage-a-holic. Even if the victim was trying to get on the tour bus, CB should have kept his hands to himself. Sadly, he doesn't know how. His rage is always there, ready to come out at any time. Lock him up.

328 days ago
197.

Truth    

What "gay slur"? You can't say "gay" now? Silly gays.

328 days ago
198.

bmsvds    

In this instance, the victim pressing charges is insignificant and a waste of the victim's time.

328 days ago
199.

Steven    

Finally some good news as opposed to all the Kardisian/West infomercials.

328 days ago
200.

notalawyer    

Does this mean CB is Ghey?

328 days ago
201.

yomama    

omg, what a LAME excuse for punching a guy in the face!! doesn't he have security people working on his tour bus... what a bunch of BS!!

328 days ago
202.

AlwaysOnTimeB    

CHRIS BROWN (Hoping he actually reads TMZ): That's what you have a thing called a BODYGUARD for!! If what the CB sources are saying is what really happened, then he needs to fire his bodyguard's for not blocking the intrusion. I'm calling BS on the CB sources version of events. If CB is that big of a fool to punch someone in the face, while he is on probation, he deserves to get locked up!!!

328 days ago
203.

Flannigan    

Unfortunately for the gay victim, Chris Brown is black and can’t be charged with a hate crime.

328 days ago
204.

Celeb Gossip Addict    

Luckily the police don't have to rely solely on the statement of people in his crew since there were at least 3 witnesses that were not a part of his crew not counting the victim.

328 days ago
205.

adogg    

This mug will not spend a day behind bars. He's a celebrity and has access to that Robert Shapiro guy. He could kill somebody and get off with a slap on the wrist. Celebs don't follow the same rules as you and I do.

328 days ago
206.

alex    

Karrueche, y'all need to get some self respectand shut the hell up

328 days ago
207.

JustAnotherFatAmerican    

Give him the chair!

328 days ago
208.

FUT THE SHUCK UP    

You can take the trash out of the ghetto, but you can't take the ghetto out of the trash.

328 days ago
209.

Brasil    

So Chris people have one side and the victim as he calls himself have one side. Enough w/ oh I was just trying to photobomb someone, they do it to celebrities b/c the cameras are usually on the celebrities and if the celebrities act out it's there for the world to see.
Tell me how many of you would dare photobomb a regular person and think they will take it easy. Please.
And someone said when is it a crime to get on someones tour bus. How about always, you can't just hop your ass on someones tour bus fan or hater. That's trespassing. But oh b/c he's a celebrity it's not trespassing and he has no rights of his own. It's Chris Brown it's okay. Try going in a regular persons car w/o permission and then be surprise if you get your ass kicked. And oh he's done lawyered up. I'm sure he's now traumatized at the sight of tour buses.

328 days ago
210.

Annie    

It is outrageous how lelebrities get by with anything and everything/I guess it take him doing very serious bodily harm or killing someone to have any action taken against him. What a society we live in today.

328 days ago
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