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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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106.

Bjohns703    

He need to go to Jail for awhile. He never learns after the stuff he did to Rihanna..Anyone of us would still be
in Prison for what her did..

339 days ago
107.

NE1    

I'm done listening to his music.. Unfortunately he's said the F word as a slur many times before, I thought he may have been over it but he's not.. Who gives a sh*t if he goes to prison.

339 days ago
108.

Fred Thompson    

He's an animal. Like all animals that hurt people, he needs to either be caged or euthanized. I'm for the latter.

339 days ago
109.

G    

I hope he rots in jail.

339 days ago
110.

Sue    

Knew it was going to happen, he can't stay out of trouble.

339 days ago
111.

JennaKennedy    

Gee, I could have sworn he said he has his temper under control and recognizes the errors from his past....Ha ha ha ha ha ha

339 days ago
112.

Bill O'Reilly    

Time to hire a team of high-profile lawyers.

339 days ago
113.

DDTDAJOM    

I hope he goes to prison now. Violent animal.

339 days ago
114.

Fred Thompson    

Because he is on felony probation, there is a good chance that he won't even be allowed to bail out, even though these celebrities always find a way. Here's hoping that he has to spend a month in a prison van being transported all the way across the US.

339 days ago
115.

Wow ...    

I hope DC charges him with a Hate crime in addition to assault.

339 days ago
116.

kimkardashianstalkingass    

How can anyone be a fan of this guy? The only one dumber than Chris Brown is someone that follows and respects him.

339 days ago
117.

NobodySpecial    

If the update is right and he beat the guys just for wanting to pose with him then he should definitely get time in jail. Even if the guys were gay you are a big celeb and people want to take a picture with you. If this turns into a hate crime thing because he hit the guy because he thought he was gay then chris is gonna face an even bigger charge than just fighting.

339 days ago
118.

Lebowski    

There was no "gay slur." Here's another case of the drama queens at TMZ stretching the truth again....

339 days ago
119.

The Zombie    

How about that. The pu$$y graduated to hitting dudes.

339 days ago
120.

Bedroom Eyes    

He freely uses the word gay but call him a ****** and let's see what happens.

339 days ago
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