Chris Brown Agrees to Settlement in Las Vegas Battery Case
Chris Brown has dodged a bullet after reportedly agreeing to a settlement deal with a woman who accused him of attacking her in 2016.
According to a report from TMZ, a deal between Brown and Liziane Gutierrez became official today. Sources close to the negotiation say there were talks of striking a deal for $70,000, but other sources claim the amount granted was substantially less.
The alleged incident occurred in January 2016 in Las Vegas. The "Pills and Automobiles" singer was accused of punching Gutierrez at a Palms Hotel and Casino party just hours after he performed at a New Year's Eve concert at Drai's Nightclub.
According to the lawsuit filed by the women in February 2016, her phone was taken as she entered Brown's room at the Palms Hotel. Gutierrez then claims she was hit in her face and/or arm by the singer or a member of his entourage.
While the woman did call police and report the incident to hotel security, the Las Vegas Police Department eventually decided not to press charges against Brown, citing "insufficient evidence."
Brown's manager responded to the claims, calling the woman a "liar." He wrote, “Shame to the networks that gave this story life and this liar her 15 minutes. I don’t know what’s more despicable the news outlets making this a lead story or the false accusation who wants her name printed as a victim on TMZ for false fame.”
Up next for Brown, the singer was recently spotted shooting a music video with Zoey Dollaz for their recent collaboration, "Post & Delete." The song is featured on Dollaz's latest EP M'ap Boule. Breezy also has a new album on the way later this year.
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