Chris Brown facing criminal charges over pet monkey
Chris Brown can’t monkey around anymore.
The singer, 28, is facing a criminal case from the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office after a California Department of Fish and Wildlife investigation found that he never got a permit for his pet monkey, Fiji.
“Chris Brown posted something on Instagram in December and showed a picture of his daughter with the monkey and said it was his pet,” an officer from the Department of Fish and Wildlife told Page Six on Friday. “Immediately we had half a dozen or so phone calls. It is not lawful to possess an unpermitted monkey, including a bunch of other animals, in California [sic].”
“We did a brief investigation to come to a conclusion that he was indeed in possession [of an animal without a permit],” the officer added. “On January 2, they used a search warrant to go to the house and [seize] the monkey as evidence and they will file the case with the L.A. City Attorney’s Office. I don’t think it’s been filed yet. I imagine it will be filed soon.”
A spokesperson for the L.A. City Attorney’s Office told us there was “no information at this time.”
Brown could face up to six months in jail if convicted.
He shares his daughter, Royalty, 3, with Nia Guzman.
Brown’s attorney told us they are “confident nothing will come of this.”