News on Chris Brown’s latest arrest continues with his lawyer’s claims that Baylee Curran fabricated the story that led to officers from the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) to surround the singer’s home earlier this week.
As the Inquisitr previously reported, Brown was arrested for allegedly pulling a gun on former beauty pageant contestant Baylee Curran while she was visiting his Tarzana, California home and admiring some of his jewelry.
According to Rolling Stone, Brown’s lawyer, Mark Geragos, released an official statement during a press conference yesterday (Sept. 2), in which he insists Curran is lying.
“There was also, by this so-called accuser, a statement that was given to the police that apparently there was some jewelry there and she described with great detail what this piece of jewelry was. We examined – and the officers had me stand there and we filmed it as well – the jewelry and nothing was found to corroborate her statement. It has become apparent that the allegations are not just false but fabricated.”
Curran “got irate when she was asked to leave because she was acting in an erratic manner,” Geragos said during the conference, according to Us Magazine.
He rejected the idea that the police were in a “standoff” with Brown before news broke of his arrest.
“People have portrayed what happened with my client Chris Brown as a standoff with LAPD. First of all, I’d like to debunk that: This was not a ‘standoff,'” Geragos added.
He recommended that Brown not let police inside his home until they’d obtained an actual warrant to do so, especially because of the singer’s history. When police searched Chris Brown’s home after the alleged incident, they didn’t find any weapons or drugs inside.
Geragos said that Brown has been cooperating with authorities throughout the investigation.
As Brown fights the allegations against him, a few of his peers have shown support. Bruno Mars tweeted that he was praying for the “Grass Ain’t Greener” singer (although many of his social media followers weren’t thrilled by it), while 50 Cent defended him in an Instagram post.
“I have a different relationship with Chris, That’s my boy. I watched him come up, a lot of the **** he go threw is crazy to me. If your not safe at home when do you get a break?” the rapper wrote. “If someone calls 911 and says you pulled a gun on them in your house, are the police coming to [create] a bunker at the end of your drive way for 11 hours to wait for a search warrant?”
A second post brought up 25-year-old Baylee Curran’s alleged theft of someone’s wallet from the Plaza Hotel in New York City, as the Inquisitr previously reported. If that story is true and there is a warrant out for her, it doesn’t exactly make her the most reliable in this case against Brown.
— Waka Flocka (@WakaFlocka) August 31, 2016
Meanwhile, Curran has told the media that she has no reason to lie because the potential for publicity doesn’t mean anything to her.
“I don’t lie, I would never lie. Why, for what? I don’t need the publicity. I’m already kind of well-known being [former] Miss California Regional, modeling, upcoming actress, so if I was doing this for fame or something of that sort, why would I do it this way?” Baylee Curran told Extra in an interview on August 31.
Of course, until the organization revealed recently that Curran was stripped of her crown in June, she had been telling the world that she was still reigning Miss California Regional.
News of Chris Brown’s arrest hit the media right after he was taken by police on August 30 for “suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon,” although he hasn’t been charged. He was released on $250,000 bail and will be arraigned on September 20.
Thanks to everyone for their support and well wishes. Chris is out and well. The allegations against him are demonstrably false #TeamBreezy
— Mark Geragos (@markgeragos) August 31, 2016
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