Judge forces Chris Brown to pay $35K to caretakers of his illegal pet monkey

Judge forces Chris Brown to pay $35K to caretakers of his illegal pet monkey

He’s tired of all this monkey business.


Chris Brown has been ordered by a Los Angeles judge to give up the rights for his former pet capuchin named Fiji.


The “Forever” singer struck a deal with Los Angeles District Attorney’s office to enter a diversion program and avoid jail time in the case, TMZ reported.


Brown faced six months in jail after he was charged with two misdemeanors for buying Fiji without a permit in the fall of 2017.


The California Department of Fish and Wildlife launched an investigation after Brown posted pictures of his daughter Royalty with the animal — considered a “restricted species” — in early 2018.


Brown quickly gave up his pet primate, but now must pay $35,000 to the facility where Fiji is housed. The musician also cannot break any laws for a six-month span.


TMZ had previously reported that Brown had wanted the exotic pet because Michael Jackson had a chimp named Bubbles. 


The controversial singer recently angered fans with a comment on ex Rihanna’s Instagram.


Brown pled guilty to felony assault of Rihanna in 2009, and was sentenced to six months of community service and five years of probation.


He has also been involved in altercations with Drake in 2012,  Frank Ocean in 2013 and was arrested again for assault in 2013.



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