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New Year, Same Chris? R&B singer Chris Brown seems to have quite a track record with the law. This time, the singer is involved in a misdemeanor battery and theft case.

The incident took place at the Palms Resort Casino in Las Vegas after Chris’s New Year Day performance. Brown allegedly got into an altercation with a woman over a cell phone. The alleged female victim claims she was battered by Brown when she took her cell phone out to take a picture of the singer, who then proceeded to take the phone away from her.

The victim was escorted out of the room by private security and then later escorted off the property by hotel security. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police was called to the scene responding to the occurrence. Because the victim suffered minor injuries, a crime report was taken for misdemeanor theft and misdemeanor battery listing Brown as the suspect.

However, Brown’s rep told The Hollywood Reporter that the “[victim’s] statements are unequivocally untrue” and a possible motive for the accusation was retaliation since she had been removed from the private party due to her “disruptive and out of control” behavior. “Her claim that she had her phone in her possession inside the after party and was able to take a photo causing an altercation with Chris Brown is a complete fabrication,” Brown’s rep said in the statement. “This seems like a clear case of retaliation for her bruised ego.”

Chris also spoke on the matter via Instagram, saying he’s going to start filing lawsuits against people who lie on him.

As we know, this is not Chris’s first run in with the law involving a battery case. Back in 2009, the singer was charged with domestic violence against his former girlfriend, pop singer Rihanna.

We’ll keep you updated as this case develops.

By Tiffany Hercules

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