What had looked like another legal problem for Chris Brown has evaporated, as the authorities in Las Vegas have elected to not file battery charges against the R&B star.
According to a statement by the Las Vegas Police Department, the man who previously claimed the music superstar had punched him during a weekend basketball game withdrew his complaint.
Originally, the authorities said Brown, 26, was suspected of beating the man, who was in the Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center.
The individual originally had claimed he was playing basketball at the Palms Casino Resort when he got into a verbal argument with the singer. He claimed the entertainer and an associate had hit him.
Authorities had given Brown the option to sign a misdemeanor battery citation after failing to locate him. Signing the citation is similar to accepting a traffic ticket and isn’t an admission of guilt.
Brown’s camp has insisted the singer never was involved in any physical altercation with the unnamed man — claiming the man had “crashed” a private gathering in Brown’s luxurious hotel suite, which included a basketball court where the game was played. When it was discovered he was an uninvited guest, he was ejected from the party.