Chris Brown Accused in New Assault

Woman claims singer hit her, stole her phone
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 3, 2016 7:27 AM CST
Chris Brown Accused in New Assault
In this Dec. 18, 2015 file photo, Chris Brown performs at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File)

Las Vegas cops are currently looking for Chris Brown after a woman reported that the singer assaulted her for taking a picture of him, a claim Brown's rep quickly tells TMZ is "false" and "unequivocally untrue." In what the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports is Brown's second accusation of assault at the Palms casino inside eight months, police say in a release that a woman "appeared to have minor injuries sustained as a result of battery" early Saturday at a party in a hotel room.

She claims she tried to take a picture of Brown with her cell phone, at which point he hit her and took her phone. Brown's team is calling the accusation a "complete fabrication," saying that the woman had "a total meltdown," and was "escorted out" for being "disruptive." Police looking for Brown found an empty hotel room, and apparently haven't managed to locate him. (More Chris Brown stories.)

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