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US singer Chris Brown charged with monkey-related misdemeanours

  • Star posted a picture on social media showing his daughter with a monkey, which was confiscated by a wildlife agency as he did not have a permit
PUBLISHED : Friday, 28 December, 2018, 12:54pm
UPDATED : Friday, 28 December, 2018, 12:54pm

Chris Brown has been charged with monkey-related misdemeanours.

The Los Angeles city attorney’s office confirms Thursday that the 29-year-old singer was charged last week with two counts stemming from his possession of a pet capuchin monkey without a permit.

Brown posted a picture to his 44 million Instagram followers in December 2017 showing his three-year-old daughter, Royalty, cuddling the monkey, which was called Fiji.

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California fish and wildlife agents took the monkey away soon after.

Brown is expected to be arraigned February 6. An after-hours email seeking comment from his lawyer Mark Geragos was not immediately returned.

Brown has been in repeated legal trouble since pleading guilty to the felony assault in 2009 of his girlfriend at the time Rihanna. He completed his probation in that case in 2015.