Chris Brown has publicly responded to charges that he assaulted a woman in Las Vegas over the weekend.
Liziane Gutierrez claims the R&B singer punched her when she tried to take a picture with him during a party at the Palms Casino Resort on Saturday, Billboard reports. She also says that he then took her phone away.
Police reportedly arrived to the resort to investigate suspicions of misdemeanour battery and misdemeanour theft, but were denied access to Brown.
On Sunday, Brown responded to the allegations in a video on Instagram, which he has since deleted.
“Obviously, somebody is looking to get a check or start some s–t,” Brown said on the video, which TMZ was able to capture before Brown deleted it.
In it, Brown says he doesn’t know Gutierrez, and he calls her “old” and “ugly.” “She probably came to my room and was too ugly to get in,” he said.
He then posted a message on Instagram in which he suggests that he’ll sue “these crazy individuals who keep lying on my name.” Here’s his full statement:
“Keeping my circle small in 2016! I’m done taking the care of grown a– men. And I’m going to be hella rich after all the lawsuits I file from these crazy individuals who keep lying on my name. Happy NEW YEAR! Time for some of us to grow the f–k up!”
Keeping my circle small in 2016! I’m done taking the care of grown arse men. And I’m going to be hella rich after all the lawsuits I file from these crazy individuals who keep lying on my name. Happy NEW YEAR! Time for some of us to grow the fuck up!
A photo posted by @chrisbrownofficial on Jan 2, 2016 at 9:02pm PST
TMZ then posted a video response from Gutierrez. In it, she asks the singer to compare her history to his and urged him to be “real.” She also said that she’s getting threats of violence against her and her son, and asked Brown to tell fans not to bring her family into the situation.
Brown’s manager Mike G also got in on the action on Sunday. He posted a lengthy statement on Instagram, in which he berated the media for covering Gutierrez’s “false accusation.”
Brown’s public relations representative also gave a statement to Billboard. It said the assault allegations against Brown are “unequivocally untrue” and that her motive for making them could’ve been a result of her being kicked out of the party for being “disruptive and out of control.”
TMZ’s source close to Brown said he will be filing a defamation suit against Gutierrez on Monday.
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