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Chris Brown released in Paris without charge: Why people want to see him fail

Everybody hates Chris.

No, I’m not talking about the daytime television show with Terry Crews and Tyler James Williams based on Chris Rock’s life; I’m talking about the multi-talented, Grammy-nominated recording artists, Chris Brown. And everybody hates him.

Early at the crack of dawn this morning, TMZ reported that Brown and two members of his entourage were being detained by French police on counts of aggravated rape and drug violations.

The woman claimed she and Brown met between Jan. 15 and 16 while at club Le Crystal, wherein after they headed back to the Mandarin Oriental Hotel the singer allegedly raped her.

The story seemed to have some credence, seeing that Brown was spotted at the same club Saturday night — just three days after the alleged rape — with Ammika Harris, a woman who he is reportedly dating but come to find out.

But come to find out, Brown wasn’t involved at all.

According to The Shade Room, a woman involved came forward to defend the singer on Instagram, claiming it was other men and not Brown who’s the culprit. Now that Brown’s being released it seems her story holds, although the case is still open.

Afterward Brown took to Instagram to further clarify his innocence, stating that the accusation was “out of his character”.However, something must be said for how ready the public was to indict him.

Granted, Brown’s run-ins with the law don’t come as a surprise. It seems like every year, without fail, he’s getting into some kind of trouble and it seems to have worked against his public image.

Even now, as the charges are dropped and Brown free to go home, people are apprehensive about exonerating him and aren’t remorseful at all about indicating him before knowing the facts.

We all know of possibly his lowest moment in 2009, when he was charged with felony assault and making criminal threats in his incident with Rihanna, to which he received five years’ probation and community service.

Then, just least yet in May, a woman claimed she was raped during a party at the singer’s home. According to her, everyone was given molly, cocaine, and weed and that it was one of his friends who raped her. The LAPD investigated the woman’s claim after she filed a report, but could not determine if the sex was forced or consensual. The lawsuit is ongoing.

Even as the details of this charge in Paris still unfolds, Brown finds himself facing a felony battery charge stemming from an April 2017 incident which he was accused of punching a man who photographed him without permission.

Brown has a pattern and history with criminal behavior and these are just highlights from his legal reel, but does that mean guilty until proven innocent?

The #metoo movement has undoubtedly been unprecedented in how it’s single-handedly taken women’s rights to the forefront of America’s agenda. The tolerance for toxic masculinity, sexual harassment and any unfairness to women, really, is at an all-time high, but it may also have given men like Chris a tighter line to walk.

Maybe Chris Brown deserves the scrutiny and close lense. Maybe Brown’s lost his right of innocence until proven guilty. All I know is that we should be very careful when we’re too quick to throw people under the bus. Today it’s Chris Brown, tomorrow it could be your fav.

The two men arrested with Brown were his bodyguard and his friend. Both have also reportedly been released. Brown’s lawyer, Raphael Chiche, said the R&B singer “energetically” professed his innocence and intended to sue for defamation.

Nick Cannon is making a movie with Chris Brown and people are tight

Nick Cannon is fed up with the heat he’s taken for working on new film, She Ball with R&B superstar Chris Brown.

This past December Variety announced that Nick Cannon would be writing, directing, and co-starring in the new film with Chris Brown and immediately received a good amount of backlash for working with the troubled R&B singer.

On Wednesday TMZ ran into Cannon at the Los Angeles International Airport and asked him about the critics. Cannon, clearly frustrated, spoke on what he felt has been unfair treatment toward the grammy nominated artist.

“What about Sean Penn? They never hate on his past and the movies he did,” he said.

“There’s definitely a double standard. They want to turn a black man into a monster anytime they can, ” he continued.

Despite the films positive message — a story documenting one man’s struggle to help a women’s street basketball team in California to save the embattled Inglewood Community Center while trying to raise his seven-year-old daughter — it seems that simply having Chris Brown’s name associated with the project is problematic still.

Karrueche Tran’s permanent restraining order granted against Chris Brown last year and pleading guilty to charges of domestic violence against Rihanna in 2009 certainly do not help his public image but surely Nick Cannon has a point: how many other entertainers are being held to what they’ve done in the past?

If casting Chris Brown doesn’t tell you enough about Nick Cannon’s cultural awareness, along with hiring the likes of Cedric the Entertainer, Evan Ross and even women basketball players from the WNBA for the film, he also recruited Baby “Birdman” Williams to help with the soundtrack.

No one really knows the debts Chris Brown has paid to society or what strides he’s made personally in terms of how how he treats women, but as we’ve seen with Nate Parker’s The Birth of a Nation; if women aren’t behind it, the success will be affected.

Until then Nick Cannon and his PR team will have their hands full.