Singer Chris Brown (R), who pleaded guilty to assaulting his former girlfriend Rihanna, appears in court with his lawyer Mark Geragos for a progress hearing, in Los Angeles, California, January 15, 2015. Australia initially denied Brown’s visa for a planned four-date tour in December.
Last week, Michaelia Cash, the government’s Minister for Women, shared that while the final decision was in immigration’s hands, she strongly recommended banning Brown’s entry.
Brown’s also faces being banned from Australia because of his past, and he offered this week to raise awareness of domestic violence there if his “One Hell of a Nite” tour is allowed to go ahead.
Australian Immigration Minister Peter Dutton sent a Notice of Intention to Consider Refusal of C.B.’s visa, which would then give him 28 days to compile evidence to show why he should be given one. The youth don’t listen to parents nor do they listen to PSAs.
GetUp! campaigner Sally Rugg had previously said the campaign wasn’t about Brown exclusively, but the “horrifying” number of men who have been convicted of violence against women but continue to enjoy high profile careers in entertainment. The power that we have as Entertainers can change lives.
“We respect their right to review this request and have faith that a decision will be made with the full consideration of his continued personal growth, ongoing philanthropic endeavors and desire to performs for his fans”, read a statement from his team.