Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Chris' lawyer: Charges are ridiculous

27 June 2013, 15:02

Los Angeles - Chris Brown's lawyer insists the singer did nothing wrong despite being charged with a criminal hit and run.

The Fine China singer was charged on Tuesday for allegedly leaving the scene of a crime without exchanging proper information and for driving without a valid licence, in connection with a minor car crash in Los Angeles last month, but his lawyer Mark Geragos has branded the charges ''ridiculous''.

The legal expert told gossip website TMZ.com that Chris, 23, gave Olga Gure-Kovalenko his Virginia driver's licence and his insurance card after he allegedly rear-ended her Mercedes while driving around with his on/off girlfriend Karrueche Tran last month.

Refused to cooperate

But in a written statement to police, Olga accused the Grammy-winner of repeatedly trying to avoid handing over his details and of calling her a "bitch".

Olga said that Karrueche initially tried to take responsibility for the crash and gave her own insurance details because she owned the car and said Chris was just driving it.

The alleged victim continued to ask for Chris's licence and insurance details and claims she took a picture of him after he refused to cooperate, which infuriated him.

She said: "The guy [Chris] tried to grab the camera from me. I jumped back, the girl [Karrueche] screamed, 'Don't touch her, don't touch her!'"

Olga said Chris then began to rant at her and said: "You are a bitch! Who do you think you are, bitch? Do you think if you driving Mercedes so got money, bitch?"

'False registration'

Chris reportedly then "slammed a door and drove away fast and noisy".

Olga claims the R&B star also "bragged about how much money he has and offered up false registration".

Chris's lawyer acknowledges that he didn't have a California driver's licence but said it is ''ridiculous'' to charge him with a hit and run because he turned over sufficient information about his identity.

If convicted, Chris, who is still on probation for beating his ex-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009, could be sentenced to four years in jail for violating the terms of his probation.

- BangShowBiz


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...