Chris Brown investigated for illegal pet monkey - could face jail time

Chris Brown has recently been showing off his adorable new pet monkey, but he's also gaining unwanted attention from the authorities.

Emily Treadgold

Chris Brown recently posted a photo of his daughter Royalty holding the pet monkey, named Fiji, and fans commented that is was probably dangerous, but Chris Brown waved it off. However, some people notified California's Department of Fish and Wildlife and they opened up an investigation. 

As I leave my office in Downtown L.A. and walk past people sleeping on the street on my way to defend people charged by the City Attorney with selling medical marijuana ... now spending taxpayer money on investigating monkey business, this completes the circle on his absurdity.

Mark Geragos
Chris Brown's Lawyer

Chris Brown never got a permit and he surrendered the animal. Even though he surrendered the animal, he could still face jail time. He had the animal without a permit which is a misdemeano that could mean six months of jail time. The monkey is in good hands and doing fine.