Chris Brown was booked into the custody of the Los Angeles Police Department after he allegedly assaulted his girlfriend Rhianna. Neither he or Rihanna showed up at last night's Grammys even though both were nominated as well as scheduled to perform.
Brown turned himself in early Sunday evening after the two attended the 2009 Pre-Grammy Gala & Salute on Saturday when the incident happened. He was charged with one count felony criminal threats.
E! News had this report:
A spokeswoman for Brown's label declined comment. Rihanna's publicist, Amanda Silverman, would only tell E! News that the 20-year-old "Disturbia" singer was involved in an unspecified traffic mishap. "Rihanna is well," the rep said. "Thank you for concern and support."
Per department policy, police declined to identify the alleged victim in the incident, which occurred about 12:30 a.m. in the Hancock Park area, apparently as the two were heading home from Clive Davis' annual pre-Grammy bash, where they had been all smiles.
In a statement, police say Brown and his companion "became involved in an argument. After stopping his car, Brown and the woman got out and the argument escalated. The woman suffered visible injuries and identified Brown as her attacker." By the time officers arrived on the scene, Brown had split.
The R&B singer posted a $50,000 bail and was released. A source told 'The Insider' that RiRi's face was "slightly bruised."