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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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76.

luckycat    

Hope he really learns how to TWERK dat azz in the cell block.
He'll be everybody's BITCH.
Smack down that PUNK/WHORE!!!!!!

298 days ago
77.

I won't grow up    

Anyone who is surprised by this must have bubbles in his think tank.

298 days ago
78.

BE    

I'm not a fan of Chris Brown but I'm sure that guy started some sh*t with him because he's a celebrity. I doubt that he just went up to a guy and punched him in the face for no reason. You would be surprised at the way people come at celebrities online & in person. He already has a bad temper so he's an easy target.

298 days ago
79.

disinterested    

I just don't understand why someone who sings such ***** dance music always wants to fight.

298 days ago
80.

WiddoMouse    

Why would Chris do this? He's rich. He has a bodyguard to perform all his felonious assaults for him.

298 days ago
81.

reizvoll89    

it was only a matter of time... idiot!

298 days ago
82.

MTG    

Hey Chris! When you're on PROBATION that means you need to STAY OUT of trouble!

298 days ago
83.

AllieFrid    

It's time to put this ass behind bars before he hurts someone. He has leant nothing in life! Punk.

298 days ago
84.

exmar    

nothing will happen

298 days ago
85.

UNLV1990    

I really can't believe this, no Kardashian story. . .

298 days ago
86.

lauren    

Aww so glad the silly Anger Management Classes the courts ordered for him worked. #ihavetohitsomeone

298 days ago
87.

Keelin    

Chris' fists must get really worn out from punching people all the time. Given he's a celeb, I say worst case scenario is house arrest.

298 days ago
88.

laceyJ    

How many times has he violated his parole now?

298 days ago
89.

Truth    

MEHHHH.... NOT A SURPRISE. THE BLACK LINDSAY LOHAN... OR THE NEW OJ SIMPSON ---> PICK ONE! EVERY NEW GENERATION HAS 1.. OR 2. #TRUTH!!

298 days ago
90.

Yurra Knutz    

MY NECK!... and... MY BACK!... MY NECK AND MY BACK!!

298 days ago
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