Las Vegas - Police in Las Vegas are investigating an
allegation of battery against R&B singer Chris Brown.
Lieutenant Jeff Goodwin said authorities received a call
shortly before 10:30 on Saturday about the alleged battery at the Palms Casino
A police statement on Saturday evening said an altercation
took place in a room at the resort when the victim went to take a picture of
Police say the victim said she was struck by Brown and that
he had taken her cellphone. Detectives tried to speak with Brown at his hotel
room, but the singer left before police had arrived.
Police say a crime report has been taken for misdemeanour
theft and misdemeanour battery listing Brown as a suspect.
Nicole Perna, publicist for Brown, issued a statement on Saturday
night calling the victim's charges "unequivocally untrue".
The singer performed on Friday at Drai's nightclub at The
Cromwell Las Vegas, where he appears regularly.