The singer was driving to a Symphonic Love Foundation event in Los Angeles when two vehicles cut him off. "The occupants jumped out with cameras and aggressively approached his vehicle," Brown's representative said in a statement, "In an effort to remove himself from the situation, he began to back down an alley, at which point he was cut off by two additional vehicles."
Beverly Hills police questioned Brown after crashing his black Porsche into the wall Saturday afternoon. "Brown stated that he was being chased by paparazzi, causing him to lose control of his vehicle," police said in a statement.
This is just the latest incident involving celebrities and paparazzo. In January a photographer was struck and killed by a car while attempting to take pictures of Justin Bieber in his Ferrari. Bieber was being ticketed for speeding and claimed he was being chased by the same photographer who was killed.
On Friday rock legends Steven Tyler and Mick Fleetwood convinced a Hawaii Senate committee to approve a bill designed to protect celebrities or anyone else from intrusive paparazzi.
The so-called Steven Tyler Act was approved after the rockers said they wanted to fiercely protect what little privacy they have as public figures. The bill gives people the ability to sue photographers who take photos or video of their private lives in an “offensive way”, such as using telephoto lenses or other advanced equipment to record them on their private properties.
Chris Brown has been in the news quite a bit recently when he was in a fight with Frank Ocean, and then again when the L.A. District Attorney’s office questioned documentation submitted by Brown that he completed his community service in Virginia.
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