An R&B singer who has been the subject of allegations of violent behavior in the past is being accused again of battery. The AP reports that Chris Brown is under investigation by police in Las Vegas after an alleged altercation in a hotel room.
“Authorities received a call shortly before 10:30 a.m. Saturday about the alleged battery at the Palms Casino Resort, Lt. Jeff Goodwin said. A police statement Saturday evening said an altercation took place in a room at the resort when the woman went to take a picture of Brown,” the story reports.
The report adds: “The woman said she was struck by Brown and that he had taken her cellphone, police said. Detectives tried to speak with Brown at his hotel room, but the singer left before police had arrived.”
TMZ adds: “The alleged victim tells us she was at a private party in Brown’s suite at the Palms Hotel in Vegas early Saturday morning. She says she was able to get her cellphone into the suite without his security noticing and when she took a pic of the singer, he went off, yelling, taking her phone and punching her once in her right eye.”
Both Brown and the alleged victim later released videos about the incident, which were posted by TMZ.
Brown was involved in a high-profile domestic violence case in 2009 involving his then-girlfriend Rihanna, and has had numerous other alleged scuffles and other legal issues.