R&B singer Chris Brown and his bodyguard Chris Hollosy rejected a plea deal for one count of simple assault on Wednesday (January 8) during a hearing in which the men are accused of hitting a man outside a Washington D.C., hotel.
One of Brown's attorneys said the R&B singer did not accept the deal because he is not guilty.
Brown faces up to 180 days in jail and a $1,000 fine if convicted, in the latest legal run in for the Grammy-winner.
Brown, 24, and his body Guard 35-year old Christopher Hollosy were arrested in October of 2013 outside the upscale W Hotel, a few hundred yards from the White House.
A Metropolitan Police Department incident report said two women asked Brown to be in a photo with them outside the hotel. He objected when Parker Adams, 20, of Beltsville, Maryland, tried to get in the picture. "I'm not down with that gay shit," Brown said, according to the report. "I feel like boxing."
Brown, then punched Adams in the face, and Hollosy did the same, according to the report. Hollosy then pulled Brown by the arm to the singer's tour bus, the report said.
Adams had "swelling and bruising to the nasal area" with apparent broken bones, the report said. Medics took him to a hospital for treatment.
Brown has been on probation since 2009 after assaulting pop singer Rihanna, his then-girlfriend. Brown's probation was revoked over the summer after he was charged in a hit-and-run traffic accident in Los Angeles, but reinstated after he agreed to another 1,000 hours of community service.
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