Chris Brown says his arrest was a set-up

Brown says people will ‘see the truth’ about his gun assault

Chris Brown has said he was set up over his arrest on gun assault charges last week.

The singer, who is currently on bail, was arrested on August 30 after Baylee Curran said she was threatened with a gun by Brown at his home in San Fernando Valley.

After an 11-hour stand-off with police before his arrest, Brown was charged with assault with a deadly weapon before being released on August 31 on bail of $250,000 (£186,500).

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In a video message sent to US show Good Morning America, Brown said: “I cannot wait until the truth comes to light about this incident. My character is being defaced, and who I am as a person and my integrity. I’m glad that all my real supporters know me and they know the truth.”

Curran said Brown pointed a gun at her face after becoming angry when she admired his friend’s diamond necklace.

Brown’s defence team have previously leaked a text message allegedly sent by Curran in which she tells a friend: “This freak Chris Brown is kicking me out of his house because I called his friend’s jewellery fake. I’m going to set him up, call the cops and say he tried to shoot me. That will teach him a lesson.”

Brown has a long legal history dating back to hospitalising Rihanna when he assaulted her during their relationship in 2009. He is due to appear in court on the assault charges on September 20.

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