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Case Against Bobby Brown Is Dropped

July 17, 1998 GMT

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) _ Prosecutors have dropped their sexual battery case against singer Bobby Brown.

``It’s my understanding it’s due to insufficient evidence,″ Victoria Pipkin of the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office said Friday.

Brown was arrested for investigation of sexual battery June 21 over an alleged incident at the pool at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Police did not release details, but Brown reportedly was accused of slapping a teen-ager on the behind.

Brown, the husband of singer Whitney Houston, denied touching anyone.

Brown, who lives in Mendham, N.J., is best known for his 1988 album ``Don’t Be Cruel″ and the hit single ``My Prerogative.″