Chris Brown 'Fortune': HMV Bosses React To Album Targeted With 'This Man Beats Women' Stickers

17/09/2012 09:40 BST

Bosses of music chain HMV have spoken out to assure fans they had nothing to do with an anti-domestic violence stunt which urged customers not to buy Chris Brown's music.

Stickers appeared on a number of Brown's Fortune CDs in a London branch of the entertainment retailer with the message: "Warning. Do not buy this album! This man beats women."

The stunt is thought to have been carried out by anti-domestic abuse campaigners over Brown's 2009 conviction for assaulting his then-girlfriend Rihanna, and HMV executives have now insisted the problem won't happen again.

In a statement, a spokesman for the chain says, "It was very much an isolated incident and nothing to do with HMV or representing our views. It would appear a member of the public popped into one of our stores... and stickered a handful of CDs.

These were spotted and quickly removed... To our knowledge there are no further stickers in our stores now."

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