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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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46.

robocop    

D.C. ain't L.A. Justice just might prevail this time. Buckle up, Brown, this might be a bumpy ride!

341 days ago
47.

God$ha    

**** me chris

341 days ago
48.

CathyJ    

NYC huh? I hear Rikers calling.

341 days ago
49.

Zra    

this is great news.

341 days ago
50.

_Taterman    

Here we go again ... doesn't he know nothing good ever happens being out after 2:00 am!

341 days ago
51.

anonymous    

who's he gonna blame for this one? Cannot say I'm shocked. Where are the self righteous jerks who defend this s*** now?

340 days ago
52.

Joao    

DC-or the Mini African Banana Republic is an affiliate of the California Celebrity Court Consortium. In fact that whole damn town is corrupt from the White House down. Grease those bastards palms--especially the mayor and you can commit a mass murder and still walk.

340 days ago
53.

Gardner    

Chris Brown is a representation of what is wrong with a lot of the black community. He is violent, childish and worthless yet I see black women defend him and black men worship him. Until the community can get behind men and women who actually have value (like Obama, Rice, Nile Rodgers etc) they'll hold themselves down.

340 days ago
54.

VictorNewman    

throw the book at this goon. he is out of control violent. maybe a little time in the cooler will teach him lesson.

340 days ago
55.

KARMA K    

This POS need's to stay in jail for a while, and really think of what a dumbass he really is! assuming TMZ got all of their fact's correct! Sometime's Harvey will say umm yeah,the other guy started the fight! 2 Day's later!

340 days ago
56.

claudia304    

When is everyone gonna quit supporting this Violent Animal!! You keep buying his music and going to his concerts!! What fools!! Hes just laughing all the way to the bank!!!

340 days ago
57.

TheHollywoodGavel    

Bye Bye!!!! Don't drop the soap!

340 days ago
58.

weezer    

Why's a guy who is on probation doing out at 4:30 in the morning??!!

340 days ago
59.

Mike    

Bye bye Chris. Enjoy your luxurious accommodations in state prison in your tiny cell with your wonderful new prison buddies. Chris is going to be dissed a lot in prison so he better just accept it. If Chris tries to pick a fight in "the big house" they'll definitely show him what a prison bitch slap is all about. He won't be leaving prison with a purty face.

340 days ago
60.

The world is disgusting    

Violent criminals should be spayed, neutered and have their arms removed.

340 days ago
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