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Chris Brown's Lawyer Says He Was 'Set Up' By Woman Who Called 911
Chris Brown was arrested Tuesday afternoon after an early morning 9-1-1 call led to an hours-long standoff with the LAPD. Now, his attorney Mark Geragos is alleging that Brown was setup by Baylee Curran, the woman who called 9-1-1 and said Brown had pulled a gun on her.
Baylee Curran told TMZ that Brown pulled out the gun when she touched a diamond cross necklace that a jeweler was showing the group. When police arrived, Brown told them to come back with a search warrant, which wasn't obtained until 1 p.m. He was eventually arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon early Tuesday evening. Brown was released after posting bail around 11:15 p.m. that same night, according to the L.A. Times.
At a press conference Friday morning, Geragos told reporters that when police searched Brown's home, they found no evidence of guns or drugs (an LAPD spokesperson told LAist that they couldn't speak about what had or hadn't turned up during the search, as the investigation is ongoing).
Geragos said he would "debunk" the idea that Tuesday's incident was a "standoff" with the LAPD, as Geragos had advised his client not to go outside or let anyone in until they had a search warrant, according to a video posted on TMZ.
“This so-called accuser described jewelry. But nothing was found that corroborated her statement,” Geragos said, according to BuzzFeed. “There was no gun or guns found in that house, whatsoever. There were no drugs whatsoever found in the house.”
Ray J. in 2011 (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)
Geragos also said there were active investigations against Curran, a former Miss California, on both coasts. Though the story was highly publicized, with several stations offering live feeds of the scene outside Brown's house throughout the day Tuesday, few have commented on the fact that modern-day Zelig Ray J was reportedly present through much of the incident. For those not familiar with his oeuvre of ubiquity, the American singer, songwriter, record producer and actor has—despite remaining relatively anonymous—played a six-degrees-of-Kevin-Bacon like role (except usually just one degree, not six) in contemporary pop culture.
One could argue that without Ray J, there would be no Kim Kardashian West as we know her today; he costarred in her sex tape. Ray J is also Brandy's brother and Snoop Dogg's first cousin. When Shaquille O'Neal reentered the record business and launched his "Deja 34" imprint, Ray J's was the first record he dropped. Ray J was also possibly romantically involved with Whitney Houston during the last years of her life, and had appeared at the Beverly Hilton on the night her death as paramedics and police officers were arriving on the scene. And this is to say nothing of the fact that he was in Mars Attacks!. It's uncanny. We have yet to decipher what it all means, but it shouldn't go unnoticed.
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