Chris Brown May Face Criminal Charges Over Exotic Monkey


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According to TMZ, the 28-year-old Grammy victor has already voluntarily surrendered his female baby capuchin monkey Fiji, and the case has been turned over to the L.A. City Attorney.

Chris Brown has been forced to surrender his pet capuchin monkey to authorities after failing to obtain a permit for the exotic animal.

It's required by law to have a specific permit to keep a monkey in California, as the state does not allow residents to keep them as domestic pets. So sadly at the moment Chris no longer has his monkey, but that's not where it ends.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife says agents seized an illegal pet monkey from singer Chris Brown's home in Tarzana.

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The 28-year-old singer landed himself in hot water in December when he shared a video clip on his Instagram account of his three-year-old daughter Royalty with Fiji.

The case will be forwarded to the Los Angeles City Attorney for the next step of the process but a spokeswomen has confirmed the report has not be turned in yet. "In a home environment they become unhappy and can become aggressive". He took some heat from animal rights group when he posted a video of the toddler playing with the monkey and now there could be some legal troubles on the way.

"(N) ow spending taxpayer money on investigating monkey business, this completes the circle on his absurdity", Brown's lawyer, Mark Geragos, told TMZ. They'll unfortunately still be pressing charges against him, TMZ adds, citing his possession of a restricted species without a permit, a violation that carries six months maximum behind bars. have reached out to representatives of the singer for comment.