Chris Brown: A Timeline of Trouble, From Rihanna to Tarzana Arrest
The embattled singer’s latest arrest in his L.A. home is part of a long (and getting longer) list of brushes with the law and bad P.R.
Rasha Ali | August 30, 2016 @ 2:42 PM
Last Updated: August 30, 2016 @ 10:16 PM
Hollywood bad boy Chris Brown is no stranger to legal trouble. TheWrap looks back at some of his most outrageous moments and run-ins with law enforcement.
February 8, 2009
Brown was 19 years old when he punched, choked and bit then-girlfriend Rihanna. Brown pleaded guilty to one count of felony assault.
March 22, 2011
"Good Morning America" co-host Robin Roberts asked Brown repeated questions about Rihanna during his visit to the show, after which the artist stormed off set, and threw a chair through his dressing room window.
June 14, 2012
Brown was injured after an altercation with Drake at a New York nightclub, where bottles were broken and punches were thrown over mutual ex-girlfriend Rihanna.
March 7, 2013
Brown got hostile with a valet outside a Los Angeles bowling alley, after the parking attendant requested the $10 charge to release the singer's car.
October 27, 2013
After punching a man outside the W Hotel in Washington D.C., Brown was arrested for felony assault. According to TMZ, Brown said, "I'm not down with that gay s---, I feel like boxing" before attacking the man.
March 14, 2014
After the Washington, D.C. incident compelled Brown's judge in the Rihanna case to extend his stay at a Malibu rehab facility, he was kicked out and taken into custody for making a threatening comment, failing to submit to a drug test, and touching a female also undergoing treatment, according to the L.A. Times.
September 14, 2015
According to the Denver Post, a woman in Colorado filed a report for third-degree assault after she claimed she was forcibly thrown off Brown's tour bus for not surrendering her cell phone, which she said was broken in the skirmish.
May 10, 2016
Michael Guirguis, Brown's former manager once tasked with ameliorating the singer's image, filed a lawsuit accusing the performer of "brutally attacking" him, "punching him four times in the face and neck."
June 2, 2016
After his performance at a Las Vegas nightclub, Brown was accused of punching a woman who attempted to snap a picture of him, leaving her with a swollen, red eye.
August 30, 2016
Brown was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon after a woman called 911 earlier in the day claiming the singer pulled a gun on her, according to TMZ.
The arrest ended an hours-long standoff with police at Brown's Tarzana, California, home, during which he posted a series of videos on Instagram, professing his innocence and decrying the police as “idiots.”