Chris Brown strikes again!
The rap star who famously beat his then-girlfriend — pop superstar Rihanna — just before the 2009 Grammys allegedly slugged another woman early Saturday.
Liziane Gutierrez told TMZ that Brown went ballistic and clocked her in the right eye when she snapped a cellphone photo of him at a private party in his hotel suite at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.
She said he was furious because she managed to slip the phone past his security guards, adding said she left the party and called police a few hours later.
She said she was not hurt badly enough to be hospitalized.
Jeff Gordon of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police said the alleged assault was reported about 10:30 a.m. Saturday and the investigation is ongoing.
Brown is indeed the suspect, a law-enforcement source told TMZ.
Brown’s flack, Nicole Perna, told The Wrap Web site that “making false accusations seems to be a pattern of behavior of Ms. Gutierrez. Whatever her motives, her statements are unequivocally untrue.’’
Brown pleaded guilty to felony assault in the Rihanna case and was sentenced to five years’ probation. That ended in March.
He was also ordered to do community service and attend domestic counseling.
Rihanna and Brown briefly got back together in 2012 before splitting again the following year.
In a Vanity Fair interview, Rihanna said, “I just never understood . . . the victim gets punished over and over.
“It’s in the past, and I don’t want to say ‘Get over it,’ because it’s a very serious thing that is still relevant; it’s still real.”
She added, “A lot of women, a lot of young girls, are still going through it. A lot of young boys too. It’s not a subject to sweep under the rug, so I can’t just dismiss it like it wasn’t anything or I don’t take it seriously.
“But, for me, and anyone who’s been a victim of domestic abuse, nobody wants to even remember it. Nobody even wants to admit it. So to talk about it and say it once, much less 200 times, is like . . . I have to be punished for it? It didn’t sit well with me.
“How can women ever move on from abusive men in a culture that tells them the man is not really, truly at fault?”