Chris Brown accused of battery of woman in Las Vegas hotel
Las Vegas police are investigating an allegation of battery against R&B singer Chris Brown.
Authorities received a call shortly before 10.30am 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 where a party was taking place.
“An altercation took place in the room over a cellphone when the victim went to take a picture of 26-year-old recording artist Chris Brown,” Las Vegas police said in the statement. “The victim was alleged to have been battered by Brown, who at the same time took her cellphone.”
Detectives tried to speak with Brown at his hotel room, but were initially barred entry and eventually learned that the singer had left before police arrived.
After “a verbal altercation”, the police continued, “the victim was escorted out of the room by private security and into the hallway”. The woman “appeared to have minor injuries sustained as a result of a battery”.