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Pet monkey Fiji could land artist Chris Brown in jail

ALISI VUCAGO
Friday, January 19, 2018

Update: 8:07PM INTERNATIONALLY-renowned singer and songwriter Chris Brown or C. Breezy could spend a jail sentence for keeping his pet monkey named Fiji without a permit.

According to Eye Witness News (EWN), a South African multi-platform News publisher, which focuses on local and international breaking stories, entertainment, and interactive media, Brown could spend up to six months in jail after his pet monkey Fiji was seized because he did not have a permit to keep her.

"The Loyal hitmaker could face up to six months behind bars after he was slapped with a misdemeanour charge for keeping the primate - named Fiji - at his home in California without obtaining a Restricted Species Permit from California Fish and Wildlife," EWN reported this week.

The media agency reported that the 28-year-old singer had shared a video clip on his Instagram account of his three-year-old daughter Royalty with Fiji.

EWN reported that after 36 hours since the footage was posted up, California Fish and Wildlife received "a dozen or so tips on the incident" and executed a search warrant on January 2.

The wildlife department's employee, Captain Patrick Foy, said Brown was not home when the search on his Los Angeles home was executed but his staff handed the primate over to the authorities, and that he agreed to cooperate with them.

"The case will be forwarded to the Los Angeles City Attorney for the next step of the process but a spokeswoman has confirmed the report has not been turned in yet," EWN reported.

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.

However, the 'Privacy' hitmaker's lawyer Mark Geragos told E! News: "We are confident that the City Attorney has more pressing problems than monkey business."

Fiji is currently being cared for at an undisclosed facility.








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