After being arrested on Tuesday afternoon on suspicion of assault, singer Chris Brown was released from jail on a $250,000 bail at night.
Following a bizarre, hours-long stand-off with the police at his house starting at 3am, the singer was arrested after a woman called for help from a gathering at his place. He posted an Instagram video from inside his house while the police was standing outside.
Brown later posted rambling messages on social media on Tuesday morning, proclaiming his innocence and rebuffing reports that he barricaded himself in his “palace.”
The arrest concluded the nearly 14-hour-long stand-off and investigation by police. Model Baylee Curran told Los Angeles Times that Brown pointed a gun at her face after getting angry during a conversation.
This is not the first time the singer has landed in trouble. The incident is the latest in a series of missteps for Brown, who has been in repeated legal trouble since his felony conviction in the 2009 assault of his then girlfriend, Rihanna, ahead of the Grammys. Last year, he completed his probation in that case.
In 2013, Brown struck a man outside a Washington, DC, hotel and was charged with misdemeanour and assault. The singer was ordered into rehab, but was dismissed from the facility for violating its rules.
(With inputs from AP.)