CHRIS BROWN FACES JAILTERM FOR KEEPING A PET WITHOUT PERMIT
Musician Chris Brown could face up to six months in jail, he has been accused of keeping a monkey as pet without permit.
California Fish and Wildlife agents seized Chris Brown’s pet, a monkey from his Los Angeles home on Friday. Leader of the investigation Capt. Patrick Foy said they discovered that the singer did not have a permit for the animal he named Fiji.
Chris Brown posted an Instagram video last month of his 3-year-old daughter, Royalty, cuddling with the pet. But online comments followed, with critics saying the monkey belonged in the wild and that Fiji could be a danger to his daughter. Brown reacted with a “chill out” message at the time.
The video prompted six calls to the wildlife department from people concerned about the animal. Agents executed a search warrant at Chris Brown’s home on the 2nd of Jan. , Chris Brown wasn’t there but had his employees hand over the monkey in a cage. Fiji was sent to an undisclosed facility, while the case has been turned over to the L.A. city attorney.