Friday, September 25, 2015

Chris Brown To Be Barred From Entering Australia As His Criminal Record Continues To Cost Him Tens Of Millions Of Dollars

Chris Brown

The Australian government has announced it is preparing to bar singer Chris Brown from the nation, denying him entry for his "One Hell Of A Nite" worldwide concert tour. Brown has a criminal record from the Rihanna domestic violence case, where he plead guilty in lieu of prison, for assaulting his ex-girlfriend, after an argument between the two turned violent after she struck him. Brown was placed on probation for 5-years after accepting a guilty plea to avoid prison.

A few years ago I saw a documentary on Australia's Border Protection and the checks visitors must go through to visit their nation. Australia has stringent rules for entering their country. One is not allowed to have a felony conviction on one's record and must show means of support when attempting to gain a visa for entering Australia.

Chris Brown
Australia's Minister for Women and Minister for Employment Michaelia Cash stated, "I can assure you that the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection will be looking at this very, very seriously. People need to understand, if you are going to commit domestic violence and 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 that we expect in Australia.' This is a government that is not afraid to say no. We said no, you are not the type of person we want in Australia." The Prime Minister is in agreement with immigration regarding denying Brown a visa.

This marks the fourth nation to do so, after Canada, Britain and New Zealand denied Brown entry, costing him millions of dollars in concert revenues, paid appearances, endorsements and other tie-ins recording artists' representatives negotiate on their behalf. Brown has also lost many sponsorship deals in America. Overall, he has lost tens of millions of dollars since the ill-fated 2009 incident.


Australia 'very seriously' considering denying Chris Brown a visa over domestic violence history

September 24, 2015: Minister for Women Michaelia Cash has indicated that singer Chris Brown may not be allowed in Australia following his assault on former partner Rihanna. The federal government is considering refusing a visa to US singer Chris Brown on character grounds over his history of domestic violence.

Brown, 26, is due in Australia in December for a run of stadium shows and had his tour posters defaced in Melbourne this week with sticker’s emblazoned with “I beat women”. In 2009, the RnB star was convicted over the assault of then-girlfriend and fellow singer Rihanna, who required hospital treatment for her injuries. Brown was sentenced to five years’ probation and served with a restraining order over the attack. He was also later jailed over an unrelated assault...