Embattled R&B star Chris Brown may be able to breathe a sigh of relief, as new reports claim the hitmaker will avoid criminal charges from television network ABC following his post-performance meltdown on Good Morning America yesterday.
According to reports, Brown will not face vandalism charges.
It would appear ABC is in a forgiving mood. The network has reportedly decided not to press charges against hot-tempered crooner Chris Brown for an alleged violent outburst following a ‘Good Morning America’ visit on Tuesday. Not only that, but they have also reportedly decided that they still want Brown to appear on ‘Dancing With the Stars’ next week. The accusations of vandalism arose suspicion that Brown may have broken his probation for his attack on Rihanna. But network sources tell TMZ that ABC has decided to let this one slide and not pursue a complaint. (Popeater)
Good Morning America co-anchor Robin Roberts has also weighed in on Brown’s actions.
The ABC show confirmed that, after becoming “very angry” about Roberts’ repeated questions regarding his assault of Rihanna in 2009, Brown stormed out of the studios, leaving a thrown cooler and a shattered window behind. Roberts said that she was “shocked like everybody else,” but that Brown had known that the questions were coming. “We’ve had a wonderful relationship,” she said of Brown. “We’d love to have him back.” She also said that Brown is seriously considering returning. (Huffington Post)
Reports of the incident circulated online early Tuesday (March 22).
Chris Brown exploded in rage behind the scenes at “Good Morning America” this morning … smashing a window and storming out without a shirt … sources tell TMZ … and it was triggered by on-air questions about the Rihanna incident. ABC sources tell TMZ … Brown performed and was interviewed by Robin Roberts live from the Times Square studio when she began asking about the infamous incident. Brown tried to redirect the questions to focus on his album — but Roberts continued to ask about Brown’s legal issues stemming from the Rihanna incident. (TMZ)
Prior to deleting his tweets, Brown addressed his alleged physical reaction.
A short time after his exit, Brown took to his Twitter account to express his displeasure over the interview and thank his fans for their continued support. “I’m so over people bringing this past sh-t up!!!” he tweeted. “Yet we praise Charlie sheen and other celebs for there [sic] bullsh-t!” (New York Daily News)
Check out footage from Chris Brown’s appearance down below: