Chris Brown Rejects Plea Deal in Assault Case, Headed Back to Court


Just when we think Chris Brown is in the clear, here comes more issues.

Chris Brown was close to resolving legal issues in his assault case with a deal that would have kept him out of jail, but things fell apart Wednesday when attorneys couldn’t agree on what happened during the tussle that lead to his arrest, reports the Associated Press.

Brown was arrested in October after being accused of assaulting a man who tried to get in a photograph Brown was taking with two women outside of a Washington hotel. The man alleges Brown hit him. Brown was taken to jail and charged with misdemeanor assault.

At the time of the assault, the singer was already on probation in California for the 2009 attack of his then-girlfriend, Rihanna.

In the Washington case, prosecutors offered a deal for Brown to plead guilty to simple assault and time served, but the singer’s attorney did not agree with the stipulations of the deal.

“They wanted him to read from a script that wasn’t true,” Geragos said after the hearing.

Geragos declined to give exact details of the disagreement.

Because the prosecutors and attorneys could not agree on a deal, a trial has been set for Brown for Sept. 8. It is expected to take a day and half, according to the AP.

“If they want a trial, that’s what they’ll get,” Geragos said outside of court.

Also present in court was Brown’s bodyguard, Christopher Hollosy, who was also charged in the case. Hollosy was accused of striking Parker Adams, the victim in the case,  after Brown had already done so. Hollosy was charged with misdemeanor assault in April, but has yet to be sentenced.

Hollosy is expected to testify on Brown’s behalf in court and say that he, not Brown, struck Adams.

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