Chris Brown storms off TV set, leaves smashed window

Reuters News
Posted: Mar 22, 2011 1:22 PM
Chris Brown storms off TV set, leaves smashed window

LOS ANGELES (Reuters Life!) - An angry Chris Brown on Tuesday stormed out of a TV show studio leaving his dressing room window shattered after being questioned about his 2009 assault on singer Rihanna.

Brown, 21, who has struggled to repair his image after hitting and punching his then girlfriend two years ago, dodged questions about the incident in an interview on ABC television's "Good Morning America".

After the interview and a performance to promote his new album "F.A.M.E", Brown stormed into his dressing room and started screaming, causing staff to call security, according to a report on ABC News.

The singer then left the TV studio building shirtless. Staff found a smashed window in his dressing room and glass strewn across the street below, ABC News said.

Brown, an R&B star who had hits with "No Air" and "Run It!", underwent court-ordered domestic violence counseling and was sentenced to six months community service after pleading guilty to assaulting Rihanna in February 2009.

But when pressed about the incident on "Good Morning America", Brown appear annoyed and said; "It's not really a big deal to me now, as far as that situation. I think I'm past that in my life. Today's the album day, so that's what I'm focused on."

ABC News said in a statement' "As always, we asked questions that are relevant and newsworthy, and that's what we did in this interview with Mr. Brown."

(Reporting by Jill Serjeant; Editing by Bob Tourtellotte)