Angry Chris Brown denies hit-and-run charge on Twitter

Chris Brown performs at Powerhouse 2013 at the Honda Center in Anaheim.
(Susannah Kay / Los Angeles Times)

Singer Chris Brown lashed out on Twitter on Tuesday, saying he would “not stand for this bullying” after Los Angeles city prosecutors charged him with driving without a valid license and hit-and-run.

On May 21 Brown rear-ended another vehicle with his Range Rover and then failed to exchange information with the other driver, said Frank Mateljan, a spokesman for the Los Angeles city attorney’s office.

Prosecutors say the singer did not produce a driver’s license at the crash scene because he did not have a valid license at the time, and he left the scene without providing proof of insurance for his vehicle.


DOCUMENT: Read the complaint filed against Chris Brown

But on Twitter, Brown strongly defended himself and accused the woman involved in the incident of looking for a “payday from Chris Brown.”

“It’s not a hit and run if u get out the car, exchange information (who has NO DAMAGE to either cars).This is really ridiculous,” Brown said on Twitter, where he has almost 13 million followers.

“I have a valid drivers license and I gave the woman the right info. She saw cameras and wanted to make a scene.”

Brown posted a picture of the car he allegedly hit, which shows no apparent damage.

“Just a dirty car,” Brown tweeted. “Once again, I gotta clear my name.”

“I’ve made mistakes in the past and have worked hard to be a better person,” Brown tweeted. “I don’t have all the answers and you can’t show me a person that age who has it figured out. We live and grow. Let me live.”

He ended his Twitter diatribe by pointing to a Bible verse, 2 Corinthians 12:10. It says: “That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”


If convicted, Brown faces up to six months in jail.

The singer is already on probation after being convicted of domestic violence for striking singer Rihanna. A judge in the case could determine the hit-and-run charge amounts to a violation of his probation and seek to sentence him to jail or prison.


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