Chris Brown Rejects Plea Deal
Chris Brown has rejected a plea deal in connection to his alleged assault in Washington, D.C.
The R&B superstar appeared in a D.C. courtroom on Wednesday with his bodyguard, who also declined the plea deal. The prosecutor had offered to reduce the charge to simple assault, but Brown’s attorney, Mark Geragos, turned it down.
In October, Brown was arrested and charged with misdemeanor assault after a man claimed the singer punched him outside the W Hotel. At the time, he was on probation for the 2009 attack on Rihanna.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ that they have found surveillance video of the incident. However, they haven’t turned it over to Geragos, who wants to see the footage before cutting any kind of deal.
As a result of the charge in Washington, a judge revoked Brown’s probation in California. In November, a judge ordered him to serve 90 days in rehab and perform at least 24 hours of community labor per week.