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OH NO: Cleveland PD Pulls Chris Brown/Rihanna Herpes Rumor

wwwradiofactscom-chris-brownRumors on the net are rampant that went left after Rihanna allegedly gave him Herpes. This led to the altercation where he allegedly attacked her and a witness called police after hearing Rihanna scream.  Ã‚   Police state Rihanna’s condition was bad at best with wounds that required medical attention but she refused.   My sources and even authorities in LA are very tight-lipped about the situation and even if the above allegations are true, Rihanna’s health status or condition cannot be released to the press sans her permission as California has one of the most powerful privacy laws in the nation. The PR question, nevertheless, remains: Where are ’s damage-control people to make a statement? Perhaps the situation is indeed so personal that the PR machine does not know how to hand le the sensitive issue without a backlash, suit from Rihanna’s camp or the situation backfiring. Contrary to what several blogs have posted THEY ARE NOT LABEL-MATES, Rihanna is on Def Jam and Chris is on JIVE.   I bet you this much, labels will certainly discourage 20 year old artists dating from this point on. Without question both are too young and too high profile. Billboard’s editorial director, Bill Werde is stating Brown’s career is probably over. I don’t think that’s true.   See press release from KISS FM below where Cleveland CC PD has dropped all of Chris’ product.



Tuesday, February 10, 2009, Cleveland , Ohio ¦Cleveland â„¢s Hit Music Channel 96.5 KISS FM has removed all music by Chris Brown from the radio station until further notice.   The 19-year-old recording artist was arrested Sunday night and he was booked on suspicion of making criminal threats.   Brown was released after posting $50,000 bail.   He is under investigation for allegedly attacking his girlfriend, 20-year-old singer Rihanna, early Sunday morning, police said. Rihanna reportedly suffered visible injuries in the alleged physical confrontation in a car.

Å“After the alleged incident the phones exploded,  said Java Joel, evening personality at KISS FM.   Å“Itâ„¢s all that people wanted to talk about.   They were outraged at this alleged behavior and wondered why we were continuing to support his music.   I agreed and immediately pulled all Chris Brown songs from my show until this thing shakes out in the legal system. 

Å“In light of the events with the Chris Brown/Rihanna abuse situation, Java Joel was taking several comments on his evening show Monday, February 10th,  said KISS FM Program Director Bo Matthews.   Å“His listeners have strong feelings about these unfortunate events, and he made the decision to take the Chris Brown songs OFF the radio while he is on the air.   I then made the decision to rid the whole station of Chris Brown songs while this plays out.  Ã‚   We are fans of Chris Brown’s music, and this is not something that will last forever. But it appears that Chris has made some poor choices, we are following the lead of our listeners, and we will not be supporting Chris Brown on 96.5 Kiss FM in Cleveland until the alleged situation gets resolved. 

Tell KISS FM what you think.   Log onto kisscleveland .com and comment on the decision.   There is also an interactive poll where your voice can be heard.

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