Chris Brown willing to speak to police following brawl
Wednesday 30 Jan 2013 6:32 a.m.
Chris Brown (Reuters)
Footage appearing to show Chris Brown and Frank Ocean's entourages brawling in a parking lot has appeared online.
The two singers and their associates reportedly clashed on Sunday in a dispute over a parking space outside a recording studio in West Hollywood, California.
Police officers were called to the scene, but Brown had reportedly already left by the time they arrived and he has since been named as a suspect in a battery report.
Footage of the alleged altercation at the Westlake Studio has now been posted on YouTube, two days after the incident, and the video appears to show two men engaged in a bare-knuckle fist fight surrounded by a group of cheering onlookers.
At one point, an unidentified participant is knocked to the floor, while two men, who look like Brown and Ocean, also appear to grapple with each other.
After the alleged incident, Ocean claimed to have suffered a cut to his hand.
Officers of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department want to question Brown, who is currently on probation stemming from a 2009 attack on his then-girlfriend Rihanna.
Brown is apparently willing to speak to law enforcement officers about the brawl.
The rapper has reportedly instructed his lawyer Mark Geragos to contact detectives investigating the violent incident and to inform them that he is happy to answer any questions.
According to TMZ, Chris is so sure he didn’t start the fight in a recording studio parking lot that he will tell them all about what occurred.
Law enforcement sources have also claimed that Chris’ insistence that he did nothing wrong is backed by a surveillance tape currently in the possession of lawyers.
Although the video being examined by Mark and his team only shows the last part of the fight, Chris is reportedly not seen throwing a single punch.
To add another twist to the story, TMZ has learnt that the video footage also clears Frank Ocean, as the action occurs between people who were accompanying the two stars.
While this new development in the case is reportedly due to be examined, it is not the end of the matter.
The instigator of the fight, which took place outside the Westlake Recording Studios in Los Angeles, is still unclear.
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