Chris Brown Prison & Case Update 2014: Singer Rejects Plea Deal for DC Charges; Says He's 'Not Guilty'
Singer Chris Brown, 24, has just rejected a plea deal for an assault case he is facing, wherein he allegedly hit a man outside a hotel in Washington last October 2013.
Brown has been charged, along with his bodyguard Christopher Hollosy, with assaulting and breaking the nose of a 20-years old Maryland local who wanted to take a picture with the singer.
USA Today has reported that prosecutors offered Brown a deal wherein he would plead guilty to the misdemeanor assault charge and will face a lower penalties.
Chris Brown's lawyer Danny Onorato explained that the deal was rejected because "Chris Brown's not guilty."
Before punching the victim, Brown allegedly said he felt "like boxing", according to police reports acquired by CNN. During the time Brown was charged in Washington, the Grammy winner was on probation in California for a 2009 attack on then-girlfriend, singer Rihanna.
Brown was arrested back in 2009 for punching singer Rihanna in a rented Lamborghini on Hollywood Street, leaving the Pop-star bloodied and bruised. Chris then entered a guilty plea several months later and was sentenced to five years probation along with over 1,400 hours in "labor-oriented service."
Prosecutors have stated in court that they will be turning over to Brown's lawyers substantial video surveillance they uncovered but did not indicate what it contains, said New York Daily News.
However, Mark Geragos, the R&B singer's lawyer for the California Case, also appeared with the controversial singer in Washington and said they searched for surveillance footage of the incident but came up empty handed. Brown and Hollosy's camp feel confident that the footage is far from a smoking gun.
The hearing lasted 10 minutes with Brown and Hollosy appearing relaxed while they chatted with attorneys. Brown was seen smiling several times, reports Reuters.
Sporting a charcoal three-piece suit and dark hair, Brown was accompanied by girlfriend Karreuche Tran, and both parties will be returning on February 20 where they will set a tentative trial date.
Geragos plans to ask that the singer not have to appear at the February 20 hearing in Washington as it will cause Chris to lose three days of treatment due to the travel.
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