.

Chris Brown Hit-and-Run Charge Dropped

Judge dismissed case following civil compromise

Chris Brown appears in court.
David McNew/Getty Images
August 16, 2013 9:30 AM ET

Charges against Chris Brown stemming from a hit-and-run crash that took place in May have been dismissed. A judge dropped the charges yesterday, The Associated Press reports, after noting that the singer had reached a civil compromise with the other driver involved. 

Chris Brown Previews New Album 'X': 'The Negativity Is in the Past'

Brown was vocal on Twitter about the charges alleging that he failed to provide proof of insurance, and he pleaded not guilty to the charges. His lawyer said that he mistakenly gave the woman the wrong insurance, but that the $800 in damages was covered. 

In addition to the charges, Brown's probation for assaulting ex-girlfriend Rihanna was revoked during the court proceedings following the hit-and-run. The singer spent less than an hour in jail after turning himself in to be charged in the crash. 

Brown, who suffered a seizure over the weekend, recently announced that his upcoming album, X, could be his last. 

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

prev
Music Main Next

blog comments powered by Disqus
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.

X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“Stillness Is the Move”

Dirty Projectors | 2009

A Wim Wenders film and a rapper inspired the Dirty Projectors duo David Longstreth and Amber Coffmanto write "sort of a love song." "We rented the movie Wings of Desire from Dave's brother's recommendation, and he had me go through it and just write down some things that I found interesting, and they made it into the song," Coffman said. As for the hip-hop connection, Longstreth explained, "The beat is based on T-Pain. We commissioned a radio mix of the song by the guy who mixes all of Timbaland's records, but the mix we made sounded way better, so we didn't use it."

More Song Stories entries »
 
www.expandtheroom.com