It’s been over two years since Karrueche Tran broke up with Chris Brown, but his presence continues to loom large to this day.
It seems that the notoriously volatile R&B singer has made it impossible for the 29-year-old model to move on with her life.
Tran revealed in court this week that Chris Brown stalked and threatened her for months following the couple’s breakup.
TMZ reports that her testimony helped convince a judge to grant a five-year restraining order against Brown, effective today.
He is barred from contacting her or being in the same location as Karrueche for that entire time period. Why?
Tran revealed in court that Brown was violent with her on more than one occasion during their relationship.
Then, after their breakup, he repeatedly threatened her with violence and demanded that she return jewelry and other gifts he had given her.
When she refused, Tran told the judge at her hearing this afternoon, Brown became increasingly aggressive toward her.
“I’m not being nice to you no more,” he texted her at one point.
“If I see you out in public again and I’m there I will make you hate me even more, don’t be anywhere I’m out in public.”
“I’m going to ban you from all events.”
Brown allegedly issued threats via social media, sometimes in response to photos of Karrueche in the presence of male friends.
“I can get my money back and I’m tired of playing games,” he reportedly wrote on one of her accounts.
“Bitch I will beat the s–t out of you,” he commented at one point, later threatening, “I promise you I will make your life hell.”
Tran says he recently wrote “Imma kill blood” under a photo of her and actor Michael B. Jordan.
Brown was not in court today and was reportedly barred from listening to the proceedings over the phone.
His lawyer, however, mercilessly grilled Tran, accusing her of “taunting” Brown by claiming that she’d sold the jewelry he gave her.
The attorney also implied that Tran was lying about being mistreated by Brown, pointing out that she has never filed a criminal complaint against the singer.
The judge wasn’t having it and granted Tran’s request for legal protection from the star, whose reputation precedes him at this point.
Tran and Brown broke up after she learned that he had a child from a previous relationship with Nia Guzman that he had kept a secret for several years.
It was not the first time the couple called it quits.
Tran had broken up with Brown on several prior occasions, most notably when he shared an explicit photo of her on social media without her knowledge or consent.
Brown, of course, has a well known history of abusing women.
In 2009, he was arrested for violently assaulting then-girlfriend Rihanna, a shocking and gruesome story that has followed him ever since.
Tran says she feared a similar fate.
Throughout much of her relationship with Brown, she said she worried that he would make good on various threats of violence after they broke up.
The singer has yet to speak on today’s ruling, but he did speak about Rihanna in a recent documentary, “Chris Brown: Welcome to My Life.”
Brown says that Rihanna grew very upset after they left a pre-Grammy party in his Lamborghini that night over eight years ago.
He let his girlfriend go through his phone in order to prove he wasn’t keeping any secrets after he had spoken with an ex earlier.
Only she did come across an opened text from this woman … who informed Brown she’d be at the aforementioned party.
At some point in the intense argument, Brown punched Rihanna in the face, bloodying her lip … and that it got worse. Much worse.
Rihanna grabbed his penis and Chris bit her arm. She scratched his CDs and yelled that someone was trying to kill her.
With the car pulled over at this point, a neighbor overheard and called the police. He was charged with felony assault.