Chris Brown could face jail time for owning a pet monkey.
The singer used to own a baby capuchin monkey called Fiji, who has appeared on his social media accounts. However, it appears he did not obtain a permit to own the animal.
According to reports, the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office has charged Brown with two counts of owning a restricted species without a permit. The maximum sentence for the charge is six months in jail.
Brown was forced to give up ownership of the monkey after people viewing his photos and videos of it online reported him to the authorities. At the time his lawyer, Mark Geragos, said “As I leave my office in Downtown LA and walk past people sleeping on the street on my way to defend people charged by the City Attorney with selling medical marijuana… now spending taxpayer money on investigating monkey business, this completes the circle on his absurdity.”
The star is due in court for sentencing on February 6.
By Damilola Faustino
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