Chris Brown's Accuser Is Former Miss Cali Hopeful

Baylee Curran tells her side, Brown staunchly denies
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 31, 2016 10:33 AM CDT
Chris Brown's Accuser Is a Dethroned Beauty Queen
In this Friday, Dec. 18, 2015 file photo, Chris Brown performs at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File)

The woman accusing Chris Brown of threatening her with a gun is one-time Miss California hopeful who shared her side of the story in a conversation with ET Online. Baylee Curran says the diamond-jewelry viewing that caused the night to spiral downward wasn't witnessed by Chris Brown. "When I came back into the house, there was a new male in the home and he was showcasing these diamond bracelets and watches and diamond necklaces. At that point, Chris' friend ... saw me looking at them and got a little wary, I guess?" She says he started yelling at her to back away. "Chris did not see me admiring the jewelry," she says, but she maintains he did subsequently pull a gun on her. Brown's attorney called her story "demonstrably false" on Twitter.

Brown himself had this to say on Instagram: "Y'all gonna stop playing with me like I’m the villain out here, like I’m going crazy. When you get the warrant or whatever you need to do, you’re going to walk right up in here and you’re going to see nothing. You idiots." A number of gossip outlets are piling on Curran, with TMZ reporting shortly after she won Miss California Regional 2016 someone sent nude photos of her to the pageant director; while she denied they were of her, she lost her title two months later. An alleged 2013 theft in New York City is also getting play thanks to this Daily News article. A previous version of this Newser story went into greater detail on Curran's previous alleged transgressions. (More Chris Brown stories.)

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