Chris Brown could land in legal trouble once again after an alleged violent outburst at ABC's 'Good Morning America' studios. The 21-year-old singer reportedly became enraged Tuesday and smashed a huge plate glass window after being asked questions about his 2009 domestic violence conviction following the brutal assault of his former girlfriend, pop singer Rihanna.
When asked what his new number-one album, 'FAME' stood for. "Forgiving All My Enemies and Fans Are My Everything," Fox News quoted him as saying. Then asked who those enemies were, and if he understood why some people might see him in a negative light following his assault conviction.
Brown replied growing visibly annoyed, "I've been focusing on this album. So definitely this album is what I want them to talk about, and not what happened in the past, two years ago." Following the interview, the singer reportedly stormed into his dressing room and screamed so loudly that other guests and people backstage called security.
During the fit, he smashed an exterior window of his dressing room with a chair, according to multiple reports. The damage to the window was extensive, with the ground below cordoned off due to broken glass fragments. A security guard on the scene said he could not comment on the incident, but was told to monitor the sidewalk to make sure pedestrians would not step on any glass and get hurt.
Later Brown was photographed leaving the building without his shirt on, reportedly confronting a segment producer before employees stepped in to intervene. The NYPD said no charges or complaints had yet been filed by ABC or anyone else regarding the alleged early-morning incident. But with Brown still on probation from his 2009 assault conviction, an attorney said that if he was charged and convicted of a crime, Brown could be facing jail time.
"In the state of New York, criminal mischief is described as intentional damage to property. If the damage exceeds 1,000 dollars, it's a felony charge. If it's less, it's a misdemeanor. Either one, however, is criminal and punishable by jail time," said Criminal Defense Attorney Thomas Kenniff.
"If he is still on probation and charged with a criminal offense, the violation would spell jail time. You aren't going to give someone who violates their probation more probation. A judge would likely give him the alternative sentence, which is jail time," Kenniff added.