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Chris Brown Maintains Innocence in Assault Drama as Lawyers Reveal Texts of Alleged Victim Vowing to Set Him Up

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Chris Brown is maintaining innocence after an hours-long standoff with police at his Los Angeles home ended in his arrest on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.

Brown, 27, was taken into police custody last week and later released after a woman called 911 claiming he had threatened her with a gun. But in an interview ABC News, the singer insists he’s innocent, and says he is sure he’ll be vindicated.

“I cannot wait till the truth comes to light about this incident and this situation,” Brown said in the video. You know, because my character’s been defaced and who I am as a person and [my] integrity.”

He added: “I’m glad all my real supporters know me, and know the truth and see the truth.”

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On Aug. 30, police showed up at Brown’s home in response to the 911 call. Brown remained inside the house as police surrounded the property and posted now-deleted Instagram videos in which he declared his innocence.

Former Miss California Baylee Curran identified herself as the victim in the alleged incident, claiming that the star pulled out a gun on her she was seen admiring jewelry in his home.

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However, Brown and his legal team shared text messages with ABC allegedly between Curran and a friend, in which the woman vowed to set Brown up.

“This freak Chris Brown is kicking me out of his house because I called his friends jewelry fake,” one text allegedly read. “I’m going to set him up and call the cops and say that he tried to shoot me and that will teach him a lesson I’m going to set his ass up.”

TMZ first reported news of the text messages.

Brown’s lawyer, Mark Geragos, told ABC that, to his knowledge, Los Angeles police did not find a gun or the jewelry Curran described when they searched the singer’s home.

Brown is expected to appear in court on Sept. 20. Curran questioned the authenticity of the text messages and told ABC that she stands by her claims.