Chris Brown Pleads Guilty in D.C. Assault Case

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Chris Brown accepted a plea deal in his Washington D.C. assault case, which stemmed from an altercation dating back to last October.

Brown plead guilty to a misdemeanor assault on Tuesday for allegedly punching a man who tried to get in a picture while the singer posed with two women.

According to TMZ, the Grammy-winning singer apologized in court and said the case had “derailed his career for the past year” and “he just wants this case to go away so he can go on tour.”

Brown’s bodyguard, Christopher Hollosy, was also charged in the same Washington scuffle. The victim, Parker Adams, accused  Hollosy of striking him after Brown outside the W hotel. Hollosy was convicted of a misdemeanor assault in April. He has not yet been sentenced.

The singer is currently promoting his upcoming album, X, which comes out Sept. 16. He has also hinted at a Fall tour with fellow R&B singer Trey Songz.

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