Chris Brown Denied Entry Into Japan
Chris Brown's ongoing assault investigation may not be fazing the singer much, Breezy releasing "This Bitch Lyin" shirts just yesterday (Sept. 21), but it is interfering with his mobility, as TMZ reports that he's been denied entry into Japan because of the charges.
CB has shows in Tokyo next week, but isn't able to travel to the country, as his application for a working visa has been denied. Japanese officials cite the ongoing investigation into claims that he pulled a gun on a woman in his California home as the reason why they won't provide him with the visa.
A Japanese consulate official tells the celebrity site that the country has an extremely low tolerance for allowing entry to visitors with criminal backgrounds and open cases, and while Brown maintains his innocence and the fact that the woman accusing him has fabricated the story, he has been denied nonetheless. A source close to the singer says there is a chance he reapplies before the Japan dates, though it seems unlikely that his legal situation will change by then.
In September of 2015, Brown was similarly denied entry into Australia, with the possibility of a lifetime ban hanging over him. Speaking at the launch event for an initiative to curb domestic violence at the time, the newly-appointed minister for women, Michaelia Cash, said, “People need to understand if you are going to commit domestic violence and then you want to travel around the world, there are going to be countries that say to you: `You cannot come in because you are not of the character we expect in Australia.'” Cash added: “This is a government that is not afraid to say: `no.'”
As for his ongoing case, Brown's legal team thinks police are dragging things out because they have no case against him.
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