UPDATE: Chris Brown looking at nine years

February 9th, 2009 // 162 Comments

Chris Brown is looking at nine years in prison for allegedly assaulted R&B singer Rihanna Saturday night. TMZ reports he was booked for the more serious crime of making criminal threats instead of just domestic abuse:

Law enforcement sources tell us they typically book a suspect for the most serious crime they can be charged with — it’s then up to the D.A. to file any additional charges.
Given there were allegedly visible injuries, the crime of making criminal threats is punishable by up to nine years in prison. Domestic abuse is four years.

The police report also cited Chris for assault with a deadly weapon, but TMZ has now confirmed there was no weapon. Like a gentleman, he just used his fists:

Law enforcement sources tell us even though the police report in the Chris Brown arrest refers to assault with a deadly weapon, there was no weapon involved in the alleged attack.
The police report cites Penal Code Section 245 — Assault with a Deadly Weapon. However, we’re told there was no weapon involved.

So, apparently, Chris Brown decided hitting Rihanna wasn’t enough and threatened to kill her. Which probably won’t have him dancing for gum commercials or Sesame Street anytime soon. Then again, I did see an episode featuring Dr. Phil, so let’s not rule anything out.

UPDATE: Wrigley’s has officially suspended their Doublemint gum ad campaign featuring Chris Brown.

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  1. LMS

    Im appalled by the amount of jokes about this incident and the “she deserved it” remarks! What the hell is wrong with you people? On what planet is it OK to BEAT a WOMAN? Or beat anyone for that matter? She deserved it, why? Because you think shes ugly? Because you dont like her music? Im not a fan of her music, but you people could only dream of being as successful and attractive as she is! No wonder society is what is is because lowlife losers condone this kind of heinous animalistic mentality and behavior!

  2. Facts

    My comment is to #109 and any one else who made evil, ignorant, or just plain factless and stupid comments. Upon research, it was found that white girls have more babies out of wedlock than do black teens. Now, if blacks had remained slaves then how would antibiotics and hundreds of other inventions have come about. Did you know that a black man was the first to separate plasma from blood in order to store the blood for a longer period of time? Did you know that a black man performed the first open heart surgery? Did you know that George Washington Carver had over 100 uses for the peanut and thus revolutionized agriculture as we know it. Did you know that he also used the sweet potatoe to invent medicine?

    Did you know that the U.S. was built on with the sweat of slaves? No wonder they were angry! If you knew your history, you would know that they worked from sun up till sun down. They were property and that many slave owners raped and fathered children by young slave girls. Slaves were beaten and murdered when the feeling hit. These slaves couldn’t keep their families intact because they could be sold at any minute.

  3. Facts

    Did you know that a black man invented the carbon filament that kept the light bulb from blowing out? Did you know that the traffic light and tons of other inventions were developed by those so-called apes. If it had not been for the so-called apes, you would still be in the dark and running into every thing. I won’t stoop to your level, because you are not on mine. There are plenty of black men who have never hit a woman and who don’t condone or listen to rap. All black people don’t listen to rap. Did you know that whites are able to get jobs reading at a 3rd grade level while an educated black cannot? Did you know that welfare only made up 2% of the U. S. budget, but those who wanted Americans to feel as though it made up more of the budget as to stir up strife blew those figures out of proportion? Did you know that a lot of single-parents are hard-working people who come from hard-working homes? I don’t think you did, otherwise you would not spew such hateful and factless comments such as you had.

    It is people like you who make America a disgrace. Other countries look at us in amazement for the way racism flourishes over here. It only flourishes because of hatred and ignorance of the truth. Do your research as the truth will set you free. I have probably wasted my words on people who don’t care, but I tried.

  4. Facts

    Did you know that a black man invented the carbon filament that kept the light bulb from blowing out? Did you know that the traffic light and tons of other inventions were developed by those so-called apes. If it had not been for the so-called apes, you would still be in the dark and running into every thing. I won’t stoop to your level, because you are not on mine. There are plenty of black men who have never hit a woman and who don’t condone or listen to rap. All black people don’t listen to rap. Did you know that whites are able to get jobs reading at a 3rd grade level while an educated black cannot? Did you know that welfare only made up 2% of the U. S. budget, but those who wanted Americans to feel as though it made up more of the budget as to stir up strife blew those figures out of proportion? Did you know that a lot of single-parents are hard-working people who come from hard-working homes? I don’t think you did, otherwise you would not spew such hateful and factless comments such as you had.

    It is people like you who make America a disgrace. Other countries look at us in amazement for the way racism flourishes over here. It only flourishes because of hatred and ignorance of the truth. Do your research as the truth will set you free. I have probably wasted my words on people who don’t care, but I tried.

  5. Jennie

    Its bang out of order no man should hit a girl that hard her she only hit her if she hits him first. But i just didnt see chris brown like that. maybe she desreved it maybe he is just a prik

  6. Both women and men can commit battery. The laws are not written just to address men offensively touching women but also women offensively touching men. I continue to reserve my opinion until all of the investigation is completed and at least good effort has been made to bring all the facts out. However, if it is determined that Rihanna initiated the battering for whatever reason it is my opinion that she should be punished too. If the American legal system allows women to batter men and expect no punishment then abuse of men will occur. I prefer to take logical approach to this matter remove the names and sexes and figure out who was the starting aggressive party. That is where to start when analyzing this unfortunate incident. I think it is important to be fair and hear both parties out in this case. Finally it has not been proven beyond a reasonable doubt that Chris Brown caused any or all Rihanna’s bruises. The bottom-line is anyone in America is presumed innocent until proven guilty. No verdict has been rendered. Further defenses can be asserted. Also it is very wise for Chris Brown to remain silent until he goes to court. It is not the media’s nor the public’s judgment that will determine whether he will remain a free man; it is the court’s and thank goodness!

  7. smokey

    damn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! she got knocked the f*** out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Doris Gonzalez

    #110 lmao!!!!!!
    what a jerk Wuss Brown.

  9. La Shea Boudreaux

    Well this story sounds very fishy to me. My thing is I’m Rihannas age. And I know how we young girls can get over another women texting or calling our man. But you know what you can either get over it or drive the man to a point by putting your hands on him. Because when we get made as young black women we hit, yell and act like we are untouchable. And most of the times if you hit someone or go off on someone they return the same angry. And these two are young. And from young individual to another we all have done something to this extent in our life. So just because he is famous doesn’t make him a bad person. If that’s the case we all should be doing time. Judge not or be judge! Not taking anyone side but there’s always two sides to a story and the judge, her dad, his step dad, the media, or anyone else wasn’t present when this went down. So no one knows the truth but them. So it’s up to them to tell their story not the media or anyone else.

  10. Capsicums

    I seriously don’t understand why someone would actually waste minutes of their life being worried about this shit. While children are starving in poor countries, the world turns their attention to fuck-knuckles who need to pick up a dictionary, flip to the S section and research “singing” until it knocks them the fuck out. (ha, nice pun, eh?)
    Oh well. Time for a shit and a shower I s’pose.

  11. Capsicums

    I seriously don’t understand why someone would actually waste minutes of their life being worried about this shit. While children are starving in poor countries, the world turns their attention to fuck-knuckles who need to pick up a dictionary, flip to the S section and research “singing” until it knocks them the fuck out. (ha, nice pun, eh?)
    Oh well. Time for a shit and a shower I s’pose.

  12. I guess the bitterness of being a dancer has no talent bubblegum finally got the better of him.

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