Chris Brown was charged with hit-and-run as well as driving without a license back in May by the Los Angeles City Attorney Tuesday.
According to sources familiar with the matter, the 24-year-old refused to give his driver’s license to the other driver and offered fake insurance information before leaving the scene last month.
Now the rapper,who was driving a Range Rover, could face up to six months in jail for each offense, The Huffington Post reports.
The singer tried to exlain everything on his Twitter account, saying: “It’s not a hit and run if u get out the car, exchange information (who has NO DAMAGE to either cars).This is really ridiculous.”
He went on: “I have a valid drivers license and I gave the woman the right info. She saw cameras and wanted to make a scene. She contacted the cops thinking of a payday from Chris Brown when I followed the proper procedures.”
“My lawyers will be contacting you. I will not stand for this bullying and yellow journalism! My profile pic is the pic I took of the persons car after “the hit and run”. NO damage. Just a dirty car.once again, I gotta clear my name.”
On May 21, Brown got into a car accident while driving in Los Angeles near Toluca Lake. His Range Rover rear-ended a Mercedes, causing “medium” damage. Shortly after, the rapper was accused of failing to give the proper information.
It is still unknown if the charges would violate Brown’s probation stemming from a domestic abuse conviction involving a 2009 incident with ex-girlfriend Rihanna.
In January, Brown had an altercation with Frank Ocean which has yet to be solved completely. In March, the rapper and his fellows were reportedly involved in a bottle-smashing brawl with Drake and his friends.
The news of the case came a day after the singer was accused of assaulting a 24-year-old woman after his show in an Orange County nightclub.
The woman, Deanna Gines, claimed that as the Heat Ultra Lounge was closing, the 24-year-old reportedly knocked her to the ground, badly injuring her knee.
Gines went on, adding that doctors have told her there are torn ligaments in her knee and that she may need to have an operation.
Brown’s representatives have responded to the allegations, calling them “totally false.” In a statement sent to reporters, Brown rep Nicole Perna said, “Upon speaking with witnesses, security and the owner of the club, it has been proven that said patron caused the physical harm to herself in her belligerent state.”
Mike Joher of Royal Entertainment explains that “the claimant was trying to jump on stage and security was doing their job by keeping people away from Chris. There was no way that he could have touched her, his section was roped off and he had heavy security surrounding him. Witnesses state that she was persistently trying to rush Chris. She was eventually removed from the club.”