When Will Chris Brown’s Reckoning Come?


Chris Brown makes his approach into the D.C. Superior Courtroom for a listening to regarding misdemeanor assault fees on June, 25, 2014. For over a decade, Brown has been dodging accusations of bodily and sexual violence in opposition to ladies. (Jahi Chikwendiu / The Washington Publish through Getty Photographs)

Musician Chris Brown lately introduced he will probably be headlining a residency in Las Vegas beginning on June 11, a part of a multi-year contract with Drai’s Nightclub to headline a collection of “customized manufacturing” reveals.

Seemingly wanting to sing his praises, Dustin Drai, son of the founding father of Drai’s Nightclub Victor Drai and present vice chairman of leisure, referred to as their new resident performer “some of the dynamic stay performers immediately,” including “we’re thrilled to welcome him … with a manufacturing that’s set to ship an unprecedented fan expertise.”

In recent times, signing on to headline a residency on the Las Vegas Strip has become a mark of honor for music icons like Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Shania Twain, Britney Spears, Elton John, Queen + Adam Lambert, Aerosmith and Drake. In a profession that has spanned over 20 years, this new step may very well be seen as an indication of nice triumph for the 33-year-old R&B singer. However for a lot of survivors of home violence and assault, it looks like a slap within the face.

The Abuse Heard ‘Around the World

Many are conscious of the infamous 2009 assault and battery Brown committed in opposition to pop singer and then-girlfriend Rihanna—who was simply 19 on the time. Brown was subsequently arrested and charged, pleading responsible to “assault with the intent of doing nice bodily damage.” He was finally sentenced to 5 years of probation.

Whereas this assault on Rihanna is arguably essentially the most well-known, it’s removed from the one show of abuse Brown has dedicated in opposition to ladies.

An (Incomplete) Historical past of Chris Brown’s Publish-2009 Mistreatment of Ladies


In June 2013, Brown was accused of pushing and injuring an unidentified female attendee throughout his efficiency at Warmth Extremely Lounge in San Diego, Calif. The girl later sued him for “battery, assault, intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligence.” Prosecutors declined to file charges against Brown for the alleged assault partially as a result of two different ladies who have been with the sufferer on the time of the alleged assault “didn’t contact detectives,” in accordance with Sgt. Bob Dunn.


In August 2016, former magnificence pageant contestant Baylee Curran referred to as 911, telling first responders that Brown had threatened her with a gun at a celebration held at his Tarzana, Calif., mansion. On the time, a number of calls have been allegedly made to legislation enforcement from each neighbors of the singer and people current inside the home claiming to have “heard a girl screaming ‘Assist!’ down the road and across the block.”

Brown was later arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon in connection to the incident.


In February 2017, mannequin Karrueche Tran, with whom Brown had a public on-and-off relationship, alleged in a sworn assertion to a Santa Monica choose that Brown had crushed her a number of occasions throughout their relationship. A few of her claims included:

  • Brown punching her in the stomach and pushing her down the stairs
  • Leaving her violent threatening voicemails (two of which have been performed in court docket)
  • Sending her multiple explicit, threatening text messages: Within the messages, which have been submitted as proof within the case, Brown advised Tran that he was going to “beat the shit” out of her (he had beforehand allegedly advised Rihanna that actual factor when he assaulted her in 2009); claimed he would make her hate him “much more” in the event that they have been to be in the identical place in public; that if she’s his enemy, he “received’t maintain again” and warning her to “keep in your house”; and claiming that he was going to “damage your limbs” if she didn’t give again some rings he had beforehand gifted to her.
  • Telling multiple people that he was going to kill her, threatening that he was going to “take [her] out” and “threatened to shoot [her]”
  • Threatening her friends with violence, and throwing a drink at certainly one of them: Tran’s finest pal J. Ryan La Cour, together with two different unnamed buddies of Tran, have been all granted restraining orders against Brown as properly, with La Cour alleging that Brown had threatened him on quite a few events, exhibiting as much as the place he was unannounced, working as much as him, and “prompted a scene.” Based on La Cour, “Chris Brown has threatened me and run up on me for not permitting him to bully Karrueche Tran in my presence. … Extra lately, making threats to her saying that he’ll beat anybody that’s buddies together with her.” La Cour additionally alleged Brown advised him that “regardless of the place we go, he’ll discover us and shoot the place up.”

Tran was granted a everlasting restraining order in opposition to Brown, which extends to her mother and youthful brother who she didn’t need to put “in danger.” In an interview selling her present The Claw, she advised speak present host Wendy Williams, “I needed to protect my safety.”


In Might 2018, distinguished civil rights legal professional Gloria Allred filed a civil suit against Brown and rapper Young Lo on behalf of a girl solely recognized as Jane Doe, accusing each males of sexual assault. Throughout a press convention on the time, Allred described this case as “some of the horrific sexual assault circumstances that I’ve ever seen,” saying her consumer “has been severely traumatized”.


In January 2019, Brown was arrested in Paris on fees of “aggravated rape” of an unnamed 24-year-old lady.

Brown denied the allegations in an Instagram submit:


Later that 12 months, the singer’s clothes line, Black Pyramid, launched a brand new line of T-shirts mocking Brown’s accuser, that includes the phrase “THIS B*TCH LYIN.’” 


In June 2021, LAPD filed a “crime report for battery” against Brown after he allegedly hit a girl throughout an argument.


On Might 22, 2022, a female fan accused him of “kicking her out,” telling her, “B*tch for those who ain’t f*cking or s*cking, get the f*ck out” when she refused to hook up with him.

Brown has denied the allegations, posting to Instagram “Shawty fried … These are the kind [of] females that I might by no means smash … Seems like I wasn’t so she needed to accept one of many homies.”


Within the age of #MeToo and #SurvivingRKelly, the place is Chris Brown’s reckoning?

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