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Judge Orders Chris Brown to Give Up His Illegally Owned Pet Monkey

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Back in 2018, singer Chris Brown posted a photo of his daughter hanging out with his pet capuchin monkey, Fiji. But California fish and wildlife agents confiscated the monkey shortly thereafter, as Brown had not obtained the proper ownership permits. He was also charged with two misdemeanors over the incident, and on Wednesday a judge ordered him to forfeit the monkey to a local wildlife refuge and pay $35,000 for its care. He also can't visit the monkey without making special arrangements, the AP reports, and must submit to random searches to prove that he hasn't come into possession of any other illegally owned animals. If he meets these conditions, as well as a handful of others, the charges will be dropped in June.