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Chris Brown Felony Assault Reduced to Misdemeanor, Pleads Not Guilty (Report)

Chris Brown Felony Assault Reduced to Misdemeanor, Pleads Not Guilty (Report)

The singer will probably not face prison time after getting into another fight over the weekend

Chris Brown has once again been granted a big break.

A judge has reduced the felony assault charge resulting from a weekend scuffle to a misdemeanor. Brown then pled not guilty.

The felony charge against his bodyguard was also reduced to a misdemeanor, according to TMZ.

Brown and his bodyguard were arrested Sunday morning and charged with felony assault, according to the Washington Metropolitan Police Department.

The singer and bodyguard Christopher Hollosy were allegedly involved in an altercation with another man outside the W Hotel at 4:25 a.m., the police said.

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The alleged victim was taken to a hospital for treatment of injuries, police spokesman Anthony Clay told CNN.

Brown, 24, was in Washington to host a “homecoming party” at The Park at Fourteen nightclub Saturday night, according to his Twitter feed. The arrest was made just four blocks away from the venue.

Hollosy, 35, also was arrested on felony assault charges. Both Brown and Hollosy would be held until Monday, the police said.

Brown is on probation in California for a felony domestic violence conviction involving his former girlfriend Rihanna. Any arrest could be considered a violation of that probation, which could mean jail time.

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Brown was arrested for assault in February 2009 for punching Rihanna inside a rented Lamborghini on a Hollywood street on the eve of the Grammy Awards. He was sentenced to five years probation and 1,400 hours of community service after pleading guilty.

More problems arose last year, when authorities questioned whether he had really completed the required service, which he claimed to have performed in his home state of Virginia. He was also involved in a hit-and-run car crash.

Subsequently, his lawyers reached a deal with prosecutors that required him to perform another 1,000 hours of community service in return for their dropping efforts to revoke probation. That deal required him to stay out of legal trouble, and regardless of what happens with these charges, the arrest will be viewed as a violation.

  • me

    Big shocker. He belongs in jail and should have gone when he assaulted Rihanna.

  • SkipB

    Brown should change his name to “O.J. Take 2”. His money can only delay the inevitable.

  • badforu

    Here is why the system dosnt work. Who made these decision to drop the charge to a misdeminor. Not a judge or jury. The cops and da playing judge jury and excutioner is a bit much and not the way its should go if they expect it to work.

    As for anger managment…. Please. Send his butt to the pen for a few years, he will get his attitude adjusted, cause i dont think he is too tuff a guy to start with. Anger problem cured!

  • BLAQUEBEAUTY

    OK HE SHOULD SOME TIME FOR MESSING RIANNA UP LIKE THAT BUT SHE MESSED HIM UP FIRST HOWEVER HE DID GO A LITTLE TOO FAR WITH THAT ONE. BUT IN THIS CASE PEOPLE DONT EVEN REALLY KNOW WHAT HAPPENED DUDE MAY HAVE DESERVED TO GET HIS ASS WHOOPED. IT'S LIKE EVER SINCE THE RIANNA THING PEOPLE JUST AUTOMATICALLY HATES CHRIS. IT'S LIKE HE CANT DO ANYTHING WITHOUT SOME ONE THROWING SHIT AT HIM. DANG HE MADE A MISTAKE. GET THE HELL OVER IT!

    • http://about.me/doitdude.social.media Gregory Garvin

      This is a pattern of behavior. Rihanna, then Frank Ocean, a hit and run, having a bar brawl at Greenhouse with Drake, and now another beating. The message: I am above everyone else including the law because I can pay my way out of it. It is not get the black man, it is the reality of the situation. Just like Stop and Frisk, it needs to stop.

  • http://about.me/doitdude.social.media Gregory Garvin

    The message to young men and women is “If you have money and do something wrong, you can buy your way out of trouble.”