A good defense is the best offense.
Chris Brown’s decision to post a video of his daughter playing with a pet monkey has caused him a ridiculous amount of stress. When Brown uploaded the video last year, the internet rose up against him.
Claims of animal cruelty and bad parenting were hurled at Brown, and some were aggravated enough to call the authorities to alert them of the R&B singer’s interactions with the pet monkey.
At the time, it was reported that Brown owned the baby capuchin monkey named Fiji, and just this week, the Los Angeles Attorney’s office decided to press charges against Brown. He was hit with two counts of owning a restricted species without a permit. The violations carry a maximum sentence of six months in jail.
TMZ reports that Brown’s defense will use the “it wasn’t mine” argument. The singer swears that the video of his daughter playing with the monkey was taken in Las Vegas at the property of a relative.
The authorities are having a hard time believing that story though, since Fiji was taken into custody in Los Angeles. Brown is sticking to his defense though, explaining that his relative was coincidentally in town and that’s why the monkey was surrendered in LA. He will head to court on February 6.
Chris Brown’s Legal Defense Against Monkey Charges Revealed