Chris Brown’s lawyer Mark Geragos spoke to the media Friday, three days after his client was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon charges. During Geragos’ press conference, the lawyer discussed serious contradictions regarding the accuser’s story against the singer, with Geragos adding that no guns or drugs were found following a police search of Brown’s home, the Associated Press reports.
Brown was arrested Tuesday following what appeared to be a long standoff with police outside his Tarzana, California mansion, but Geragos clarified that the situation was blown out of proportion.
“People have portrayed what happened with my client Chris Brown as a standoff with LAPD. First of all, I’d like to debunk that: This was not a ‘standoff,'” Geragos told the press Friday. The lawyer then said that he recommended that Brown not let police enter his home until they obtained a search warrant, which they did Tuesday afternoon. “Given his history, I think that was the prudent thing to do,” Geragos added, referring to Brown’s previous legal troubles.
Police responded to Brown’s mansion early Tuesday morning after a woman, later identified as Baylee Curran, called authorities to report that the singer had pointed a gun at her face after an alleged encounter concerning a diamond cross necklace.
“There was also, by this so-called accuser, a statement that was given to the police that apparently there was some jewelry there and she described with great detail what this piece of jewelry was,” Geragos said. “We examined – and the officers had me stand there and we filmed it as well – the jewelry and nothing was found to corroborate her statement.”
On Thursday, Geragos similarly questioned Curran’s story, telling the Los Angeles Times in a statement, “It has become apparent that the allegations are not just false but fabricated.”
In an Instagram video Wednesday night, Brown responded to the incident and accusations saying, “Yo, you know all this bullshit, everything that’s been going on man, I’m just going to turn the other cheek, drop some music.” On Friday, Geragos reiterated Brown’s initial reaction to him, “Nothing has happened and this is a set-up.”
Brown, who has not yet been formally charged in the incident, is scheduled to be arraigned on September 20th.