By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
More news on the Chris Brown graffiti house controversy. Chris Brown’s been incurring numerous legal issues since he assaulting then girlfriend Rihanna on the night of the 2009 Grammy Awards, and he still remains on probation for the assault as the incident has only turned him into one of the most hated celebrities in the world. Not only is he possibly facing jail time after being charged recently with a hit and run, but he’s also been fighting his neighbors over a graffiti based mural he painted on his own home. Of course plenty of his neighbors weren’t happy about the painting and they complained the “monsters” he painted were scaring the children in the neighborhood. Chris was fined by the city and asked to remove the painting, but the singer refused to do so. Instead, he and his attorney claimed they planned to fight for Chris’ right to do what he pleases to his own home. But as we reported recently, the singer did remove the monsters but his lawyer is now saying it’s not because of pressure from neighbors or because Chris felt he was going to lose the fight against the city. The Los Angeles Times reports:
An attorney for Chris Brown said Saturday the singer did not take his mural of monster characters down from a wall outside his Hollywood Hills home because of pressure from the city, but simply because he is gearing up to sell the property.
Mark Geragos, Brown’s attorney, said there have been erroneous reports that the entertainer took the mural down because of a lost appeal.
It had nothing to do with the city, Geragos said.