Chris Brown Under Investigation For Alleged Assault

Singer will not be appearing at Grammy Awards as scheduled Sunday night.

Los Angeles police are investigating an alleged domestic violence felony battery report involving [artist id="1273069"]Chris Brown[/artist], according to The Associated Press.

The police department said in a release that the 19-year-old R&B singer and an unidentified woman were in a vehicle in the Hancock Park neighborhood of Los Angeles early Sunday (February 8) when they began arguing.

Police said Brown and the woman got out of the car and the argument escalated; the woman reportedly identified Brown as her attacker. Officers said Brown was not present at the scene when they arrived. People.com is reporting that the woman suffered visible injuries.

A rep for the singer had not responded to MTV News’ requests for comment at press time.

According to Entertainment Weekly‘s Web site, Rihanna and Brown were involved in a car accident Sunday night; a rep for her would not confirm or deny the accident, saying only that “Rihanna is well. Thank you for the care and support.”

LAPD officer April Harding told People that the identity of the female victim will not be released, due to the fact that “any victim who’s involved in a domestic violence incident is entitled to confidentiality.”

The incident is still under investigation, according to police. MTV News’ attempts to reach Brown’s spokesperson for comment on the matter were unsuccessful.

It was announced on E! Sunday night that neither Rihanna nor Chris Brown will be performing at the Grammy Awards as scheduled; the Recording Academy has issued a press release confirming that Rihanna will not be appearing at the show.

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