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Wrigley pulls Chris Brown adds

February 9, 2009 |  3:19 pm

L.A. Now has been tracking the latest developments in the Chris Brown and Rihanna story that broke just before Sunday night's Grammy Awards. With a legal case hanging over the R&B singer’s head, the  Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co. has decided to "suspend the current advertising featuring Brown," according to a statement.A Doublemint commercial featuring Brown ran during the Grammy Awards.

R&B singer Brown, one of the biggest-selling performers in pop music, was booked Sunday in Los Angeles on charges stemming from an alleged assault on his girlfriend, pop singer Rihanna, according to police and other sources familiar with the investigation.

In other news related to the story, L.A. Now reports that the witness who made the 911 call may be the key to the case. Reports Harriet Ryan:

The call came from a witness who apparently had no idea he or she was stepping into a high-profile celebrity case.

LAPD sources say the witness, who remains unidentified, did not know entertainers were involved when reporting early Sunday morning that a violent altercation was taking place on a quiet Hancock Park street.

Detectives are still gathering evidence in the alleged assault and have not yet turned the case over to prosecutors, who will decide whether to file charges against Brown.

Stay tuned to L.A. Now for the latest developments in the story.

-- Todd Martens