Singer Chris Brown appears for a probation progress hearing at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Centre in Los Angeles February 3, 2014. Brown could face jail again for not having a permit for his pet capuchin monkey. — Reuters picLOS ANGELES, Jan 13 — Singer Chris Brown is facing legal trouble over his pet capuchin monkey Fiji, E! Online reported today.
The 28-year-old received backlash when he posted a video of his daughter Royalty with Fiji, after “a dozen or so tips on the incident” was reported to California Fish and Wildlife.
California Fish and Wildlife said there were no record of a permit for the monkey for Brown or anyone associated with his property and got a search warrant for Brown’s property.
The singer cooperated and had someone in his camp turn over Fiji to the authorities.
According to TMZ, Brown could be charged with “having a restricted species without a permit,” a misdemeanor which could mean a maximum of six month in jail.
Brown’s lawyer Mark Geragos told E! News, “We are confident that the City Attorney has more pressing problems than monkey business.”