Chris Brown says it’s a set-up
An attorney for Chris Brown said over the weekend that a woman who has accused the R&B singer of pointing a gun at her was clearly bent on setting him up and that police found no weapons at the singer’s home.
Lawyer Mark Geragos told reporters that 25-year-old Baylee Curran became “irate” and called police early on August 30 after she was asked to leave the singer’s Los Angeles home “because she was acting in an erratic manner”.
“I know that some people find it hard to believe that people in this day and age may lie for certain ulterior motives,” Geragos said. “But it is interesting to me that when somebody has an incident that supposedly you are frightened to death and you’re scared, that the first place you go is to the [gossip website] TMZ, as opposed to the hospital, your psychiatrist or maybe even your lawyer.”
Curran claimed that the “Kiss Kiss” singer became angry and pointed a gun at her after she admired a diamond necklace worn by another man attending a party at the singer’s house.
Brown was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon following a day-long stand-off with police at his palatial estate. He was released late on August 30 night after posting US$250,000 bail.
Geragos insisted that no guns or drugs were found in the singer’s home after a search by police, nor was any jewellery matching the description of the bauble Curran claimed she was admiring when ordered out of the house.
“She described with great detail what this piece of jewelry was,” he said. “Nothing was found that corroborated her statement.”
He added that none of the other six people present at the house had corroborated Curran’s account. –