After years of alleged abuse and harassment, Karrueche Tran was finally granted a five-year restraining order Thursday against her ex, convicted felon (and singer/songwriter) Chris Brown.
A Santa Monica, California, judge issued the order after months of legal battles between the two parties. TMZ reported that Tran, a 29-year-old model and Claws actress, testified in court that she feared for her safety and needed permanent protection from Brown.
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Tran claimed that after they broke up in 2015, Brown demanded that she return diamond rings and money that he had given her as gifts. When she refused, he continued to harass and intimidate her, threatening violence on more than one occasion.
She testified to receiving texts from Brown such as:
“I can get my money back and I’m tired of playing games”…”B**ch I will beat the s**t out of you” …”I promise you I will make your life hell.”
Tran also claimed Brown once wrote “Imma kill blood” under a photo of her and actor Michael B. Jordan. She read another text from Brown:
“I’m not being nice to you no more, if I see you out in public again and I’m there I will make you hate me even more, don’t be anywhere I’m out in public, I’m going to ban you from all events.”
Tran testified that Brown had beaten her in the past. TMZ reported in February that Tran filed documents in court stating that Brown punched her in the stomach and pushed her down a flight of stairs. She claimed Brown threatened to kill her and said he was going to “take me out” and “threatened to shoot me.”
Brown has a long history of violence and run-ins with the law. In 2009 he pleaded guilty to felony assault against then-girlfriend Rihanna. He was sentenced to five years of probation and six months of community service for the crime, a sentence that was decried by many domestic violence advocates as what the Washington Post called lenient “celebrity justice.”
Since then, Brown has been accused of assaulting multiple woman, including one who said he punched her in the face at a Las Vegas nightclub in January.
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