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Chris Brown outburst: Police not called to set of 'Good Morning America'

March 22, 2011 | 12:10 pm

Photo: Singer Chris Brown is shown on the set of ABC's "Good Morning America" with host Robin Roberts. Credit: Ida Mae Brown / ABC
New York police said Tuesday they were not called to the set of "Good Morning America" after Chris Brown went on a rampage in response to a question about his criminal case involving ex-girlfriend Rihanna.

"We were never called, we didn't go there," said a sergeant in the New York Police Department's media relations office before hanging up the phone.

Law enforcement sources familiar with the case said a police report and assessment of whether a crime was committed would be crucial in determining whether Brown violated his probation.

Also unclear is whether the incident would influence Los Angeles Judge Patricia Schnegg, who has yet to decide whether to lift a restraining order against Brown.

The incident comes less than a month after Schnegg praised Brown and downgraded a restraining order issued against him after he hit Rihanna, whose real name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty.

According to ABC News, Brown smashed a window at the studio after anchor Robin Roberts asked him about the criminal case. 

"Once backstage, according to insiders, Brown stormed into his dressing room and started screaming and tearing the room apart," ABC reported. "Workers in the building called security. Before they arrived, insiders say Brown smashed a window in his dressing room, with the glass shattering and falling onto 43rd and Broadway."

R&B singer Brown had completed a court-mandated domestic violence education program in January.

He was sentenced to the 52-week program, along with five years’ probation and 180 hours community service, after pleading guilty in August 2009 to felony assault of then-girlfriend Rihanna after a party.  

At a hearing in February, Schnegg commended Brown on his progress but noted she wanted input from Rihanna before making a final decision on whether to lift the restraining order.

When asked about the case on "Good Morning America," he responded: "It's not really a big deal to me now, as far as that situation. I think I'm past that in my life."

-- Andrew Blankstein

Photo: Singer Chris Brown is shown on the set of ABC's "Good Morning America" with host Robin Roberts. Credit: Ida Mae Brown / ABC

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