Chris Brown Monkey Business Could Get Him Prosecuted

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And it seems that Chris Brown is the latest Tinsel Town resident to hit headlines over a primate - as, according to TMZ, he could be facing charges over keeping one as a pet. "It is not lawful to possess an unpermitted monkey, including a bunch of other animals, in California [sic]". Some folks think that the animal is a danger to the 3-year-old girl and really should be left in the wild. However, a source told the site that the monkey belonged to Chris, and not his daughter's. Some of Breezy's followers voiced concern about dangers of the three-year-old being next to the exotic Capuchin monkey and called up the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to report the pop star. An investigation is now underway to see if he break any laws.

Some people complained to authorities about Brown owning the pet, which prompted the investigation, according to TMZ.

Agents executed a search warrant at Brown's home January 2, Foy said, adding that Brown wasn't there but had his employees hand over the monkey in a cage. If he is charged with harboring a restricted species without a permit, CB could face six months in jail and fined thousands of dollars.


A spokesperson for the L.A. City Attorney's Office told us that there was "no information at this time". Meanwhile, Chris' attorney Mark Geragos said he thought it was "absurd" of the City Attorney to "spend taxpayer money on investigating monkey business".

TMZ says that the "Don't Judge Me" singer has a pet monkey named Fiji, that was reportedly obtained without a permit. Internet goers believed the monkey was a gift to Royalty and feared for her safety.

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