Chris Brown May Be Banned From Australia For Rihanna Assault
Chris Brown may be banned from entering into Australia, where he’s slated to perform four concerts in December. Tickets for Brown’s shows in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Perth go on sale on Monday, but women’s groups and Australia’s Minister For Women Michaelia Cash are seeking to have him barred because of his domestic violence record for having assaulted Rihanna in 2009.
Cash, who had previously been the assistant Minister For Immigration, strongly believes Brown shouldn’t be allowed in Australia under the country’s “Migration Act,” which is very specific about refusing visas to people with a “substantial criminal record,” including suspended sentences. As well-documented, Brown has been arrested a few times for various charges, and was on probation for five years for his vicious attack on Rihanna.
Cash said on Thursday she would recommend to the current Minister For Immigration, Peter Dutton, that Brown not be allowed into the country. She said, “People need to understand that 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,’”
The barring of Brown from Australia seems to have the approval of the country’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, who said he felt Cash ”brilliantly expressed the thoughts of the government.”
To date, Brown has already been denied entry into the U.K. and Canada. As Gossip Cop reported in February, the singer was slated to perform in Montreal and Toronto, but was denied entry shortly before his first concert because of his felony assault charge.