Chris Brown’s Lawyer Maintains His Innocence, as More Information Surfaces About His Accuser
Baylee Curran was stripped of her Miss California Regional title after only three months
No guns were found in Chris Brown’s house during the search that followed Tuesday’s protracted police standoff, the singer’s lawyer, Mark Geragos, told the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday night. Los Angeles police spent much of Tuesday surrounding Brown’s mansion after a woman visiting the residence reported that the singer had pointed a gun at her as she was admiring some diamond jewelry in the wee hours of Tuesday morning. No such jewelry was found, Geragos said.
Geragos’ account contradicts an earlier TMZ report that police had found drugs and “at least one gun.” The LAPD has not publicly disclosed the results of their search and continue to review footage from Brown’s security cameras, the Los Angeles Times said. Brown was arrested Tuesday afternoon on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, but is currently out of jail on $250,000 bail.
Meanwhile, more information has emerged about Brown’s accuser, 25-year-old aspiring actress and model Baylee Curran. Curran was crowned Miss California Regional on April 1, but stripped of her title on July 5. Pageant officials refused to disclose why she was forced out. An anonymous source told E! Online that Curran lost the crown because she used racial slurs, exhibited “catty” behavior with other contestants, and broke her pageant contract by posing for risqué photos. Separately, Curran is wanted in New York City for questioning related to an alleged purse-snatching at the Plaza Hotel in 2013.
TMZ also reports that Curran allegedly sent a pair of incriminating texts immediately after leaving Brown’s residence. One friend said Curran texted him for a ride home, adding, “This motherf**ker’s about to go down.” The other text, allegedly sent to a friend named Safari, reads, “Hey safari don’t you know this freak Chris brown is kicking me out of his house because I called his friend jewelry fake can you come get me my Uber is messing up if not I’m going to set him up and call the cops and say that he tried to shoot me and that will teach him a lesson I’m going to set his ass up. Lol come get me.”
Brown has his own highly publicized legal history, including his 2009 assault on then-girlfriend Rihanna, for which he served six years’ probation. In 2014, Brown was sentenced to a year in prison for violating probation by assaulting a man in Washington, D.C. Earlier this summer, TMZ reported further assault allegations against Brown from former manager Mike G and former tour manager Nancy Ghosh.
Last night, Brown endeavored to reclaim the narrative by posting a short Instagram video referring to recent events as “bulls**t.” A new song posted to SoundCloud on Wednesday, “What Would You Do?,” racked up nearly 200,000 plays overnight. See Brown’s latest Instagram video below.