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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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648 COMMENTS

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451.

dave    

He's a homo

172 days ago
452.

IRENE ADAMS    

Chris Brown is nothing but a thug. Go away already. Why is he still around? He is not good for anyone. He will show up in decades looking for second chance like some other jokers I will not mention.

172 days ago
453.

Jen    

I believe the source. I'm sorry that is a lame, totally made up comment that the "victim" stated he made.

172 days ago
454.

liz    

The "Wannabe" he is pathetic.

172 days ago
455.

Hahaha    

Can Chris Brown just do everyone a favor and punch himself in the face? Please?

172 days ago
456.

David    

CHRIS BROWN GETTO TRASH

Told you it was just a matter of time. Chris was and will Always be gutto trash.

172 days ago
457.

oh holland    

Chris Brown, just go away. And take Kimye with you.

172 days ago
458.

ROGER    

Attn YBMs…gay trumps black ! Get it ??

172 days ago
459.

Ken Puck    

Jes' one of the brothas takin' care of business.

172 days ago
460.

Tarington    

Money enables people like Chris Brown, it enables them because had he not had money, he'd been locked up for beating up Rihanna (already served time but locked up as punishment for being such an idiot) instead of having money to hire the best attorney. It seems there's two different standards in the judicial system, one for the wealthy and one for every one else. Brown has a REAL, SERIOUS problem with his emotional intelligence immediately engaging in a physical altercation instead of using his brain to resolve issues/problems. Look, being locked up does nothing, in fact, our correctional system is broken because there's really no programs that help rehabilitate people to make better decisions when he/she is released. However, Brown has been given chance after chance to get his emotions under control and, honestly, Brown only has HIM to blame for his avoidable mistakes.

171 days ago
461.

John Stallings    

You cant fix stupid and Chris Brown represents a group that is historically and statistically prone to crime and stupidity. Thanks LBJ.

171 days ago
462.

tbone382001    

Many comparing Chris to Lohan or Hilton. Those 2 might have gotten way more breaks than the average Joe but their cases never involved violence. This fool beat a woman severely and now breaks a man's nose while throwing out a gay slur which should be considered a hate crime if that is true. He needs to do some time. I think 4 years is too much but a year or 2 might make him think next time. Any trouble after that while on probation he needs to do the whole 4 years.

171 days ago
463.

Shneevels    

This goof just doesn't get it. But, he's been sheltered by lawyers and star-struck judges for years, so he kind of figures he can do whatever. And apparently....he can. The charges have already been reduced, as per usual.

171 days ago
464.

Brad    

Lock him up and throw away the key.

171 days ago
465.

Dan    

How many chances does an out of control, entitled, violent man have to GET? Put him in jail for a YEAR!!!! SERVE IT ALL. THEN maybe he'll learn to control himself. These arrogant stars like he and lindsey lowann get away with murder, until they do murder.. Put them away with no free passes.

165 days ago
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