THE CANADIAN PRESS
WINNIPEG — A Winnipeg woman is protesting an upcoming Chris Brown concert by holding a rival event — a fundraiser for domestic violence victims.
Susie Parker says she had a “gut reaction” when she heard the controversial American R&B artist was coming to Manitoba. She says she decided to give people an opportunity to give their money to a worthy cause instead of to Brown.
A bowling alley has offered space for the Aug. 29 event and Parker says many people have made donations. Four corporate sponsors have pulled out of Brown’s upcoming performance in Halifax following a backlash there.
Brown pleaded guilty to assaulting his former girlfriend Rihanna in 2009 following a pre-Grammy Award party.