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Singer Chris Brown's trial date set


Singer Chris Brown is facing trial in April

Singer Chris Brown is facing trial in April

Singer Chris Brown is facing trial in April

Chris Brown is being sued for three million dollars (£1.8 million) by a man who claims he was punched in the face by the singer Chris Brown and his bodyguard during an altercation outside a Washington hotel.

Prosecutors and lawyers for Brown have chosen April 17 as the start date for his trial on a misdemeanour assault charge. Brown's lawyers and prosecutors picked the trial date during a hearing in the Superior Court in Washington. The singer was not present.

Meanwhile, the man, Parker Isaac Adams, filed a civil lawsuit in Washington seeking 1.5 million dollars (£900,000) from Brown and his bodyguard. Lawyers for Parker Isaac Adams said their client's nose was fractured and he had other injuries to his head and face as a result of being punched.

The R&B singer was arrested in October after a man alleged the singer struck him outside the W Hotel when he tried to get in a picture Brown was taking with two other people. When Brown was arrested, the Grammy winner was on probation in California for a 2009 attack on singer Rihanna, his then-girlfriend.

Adams said in a telephone interview that he is seeking to recover money for his medical bills which include visits to a plastic surgeon and a breathing specialist. A lawyer for Adams, John C Hayes Jr, said his client is largely seeking money for "pain and suffering."

Brown last appeared in court in Washington in January. At that hearing, one of Brown's lawyers told a judge that Brown has rejected a plea deal.

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