Chris Brown could face jail over 'monkey business'

  • Chris Brown could face jail over 'monkey business'

Chris Brown could face jail over 'monkey business'

Chris also took heat when he first obtained the monkey because he posted a video of his three-year-old daughter, Royalty holding Fiji. Following the posting of the photo, California Department of Fish and Wildlife opened an investigation into the singer and his monkey.

Chris Brown could get jail time over a lack of a permit for a pet monkey. The 28-year-old troubled R'n'B star is facing criminal charges 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 the baby capuchin monkey he's owning, Fiji. Brown reportedly complied when officials came to his house to search for the animal, which remains in good health.

TMZ reports that Brown immediately turned Fiji over to the authorities when they turned up at his house with a search warrant.

According to law enforcement sources, Brown could be charged with a misdemeanour, which carries a maximum sentence of six months in jail.

According to TMZ, Chris could be charged with "having a restricted species without a permit" because it is illegal to own a monkey in California without obtaining a permit.

It should also be worth noting that Fiji, the monkey, is now in good hands and doing just fine. Meanwhile, Chris' attorney Mark Geragos said he thought it was "absurd" of the City Attorney to "spend taxpayer money on investigating monkey business". Internet goers believed the monkey was a gift to Royalty and feared for her safety.

His longtime lawyer Mark Geragos told the US gossip site that he could not believe law enforcement officials had dealt with his client so harshly.