Chris Brown: Battery charges dropped after alleged attack in Florida

Singer has faced a number of charges over the past few years

Roisin O'Connor
Music Correspondent
@Roisin_OConnor
Tuesday 20 August 2019 10:02
Chris Brown performs at 2018 BET Experience Staples Center Concert, sponsored by COCA-COLA, at LA Live on 22 June, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.
Chris Brown performs at 2018 BET Experience Staples Center Concert, sponsored by COCA-COLA, at LA Live on 22 June, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.

Charges of felony battery against US singer Chris Brown have been dropped, one year after he was arrested after a concert in West Plam Beach, Florida.

The incident involved an alleged attack at a nightclub in Tampa in 2017. Brown was accused of punching the club's photographer, who was reportedly taking pictures of him after being told not to.

The photographer suffered a split lip, and later went to hospital and pressed charges.

Pitchfork reports that the charges have now been dropped, according to Hillsborough County court records.

Brown has faced a number of charges in recent years, including one regarding an aggravated rape allegation by a French woman in January this year.

Brown was arrested in Paris, and filed a defamation suit against his accuser several days after the charge.