Thursday 27 November 2014

Chris Brown rejects plea deal in Washington assault case

Published 08/01/2014 | 21:13

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 08: Chris Brown (C) leaves court where his attorneys rejected a plea deal that would have found him and his bodyguard guilty of simple assault on January 8, 2014 in Washington, DC.  Brown faces a misdemeanor assault charge for allegedly punching a man in the face in October 2013.  (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
Brown faces a misdemeanor assault charge for allegedly punching a man in the face in October 2013
Karrueche Tran, Chris Brown's girlfriend, leaves court where Brown's attorneys rejected a plea deal that would have found him and his bodyguard guilty of simple assault
Chris Brown (C) leaves court where his attorneys rejected a plea deal that would have found him and his bodyguard guilty of simple assault
Karrueche Tran (L), Chris Brown's girlfriend, and Chris Hollosy, Brown's bodyguard, leave court where Hollosy and Brown's attorneys rejected a plea deal that would have found them guilty of simple assault
Chris Brown (C) leaves court where his attorneys rejected a plea deal that would have found him and his bodyguard guilty of simple assault
Karrueche Tran, Chris Brown's girlfriend, leaves court where Brown's attorneys rejected a plea deal that would have found him and his bodyguard guilty of simple assault
Karrueche Tran, Chris Brown's girlfriend, leaves court where Brown's attorneys rejected a plea deal that would have found him and his bodyguard guilty of simple assault

Lawyers for Chris Brown say the singer has rejected a plea deal in a case in which he's accused of hitting a man outside a Washington hotel.

Chris appeared in a DC court. He and his bodyguard face a misdemeanor assault charge after an October altercation outside the W Hotel.

Speaking outside of court, Chris's lawyer, Danny Onorato, said they had decided not to accept the plea because "Chris Brown's not guilty".

His lawyers say they expect a trial date to be set at another hearing, scheduled for Feburary 20.

At the time he was charged, the Grammy winner was on probation in California for a 2009 attack on singer Rihanna, his then-girlfriend. As a result of the charge in Washington, a judge revoked Chris's probation in California.

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