Rapper Chris Brown, most famous for his violent temper, recently pleaded guilty to assault charges pressed against him in Washington. According to the LA Times, prosecutors say Brown got into a fight in October last year outside the W Hotel while in D.C.
The 25-year-old singer agreed to a deal by entering a guilty plea to reduce the assault charges to a minor misdemeanor of simple assault, which would result in no additional jail time in Washington for Chris Brown. Brown had already served approximately 80 days in jail in Los Angeles for violating his probation, which prosecutors considered as a sign he was taking responsibility for his actions. Brown was on probation for a felony assault against his then-girlfriend Rihanna right before the 2009 Grammy Awards. Brown was sentenced to 131 days in jail and was released in June.
The altercation was between Chris Brown and 20-year-old Parker Adams outside Brown’s tour bus. Chris Brown and his bodyguard Christopher Hollosy, age 36, both got involved in the scuffle. Hollosy and Brown allegedly punched Adams after he tried to get a picture with Chris Brown. Chris claims he was trying to get onto the bus when Adams approached him. He and his bodyguard both maintain that the punches were defensive.
According to Fox News, Parker Adams tried to jump into a picture Chris Brown was already taking with two women, which could explain why his actions were seen as threatening to Brown’s bodyguard.
Chris Brown made a brief statement at the courthouse, saying: “I would like to say to the court that I’m sorry.”
Brown’s attorney, Danny Onorato, argued that the rapper had been punished enough and had even received four months of in-patient counseling after the Rihanna assault case. Onorato claimed that Brown’s career had been put on hold for almost a year to ensure he was taking responsibility for his actions.
“To say that he’s been punished severely in this matter is an understatement,” said Chris Brown’s attorney.
The prosecutor disagreed.
“As Chris Brown himself has now finally acknowledged, he punched a man in the face without provocation,” said U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen. “No matter your status or celebrity, you will be held accountable for such conduct in our city.”
Chris Brown was also in the news recently after a shooter allegedly claimed he was trying to kill the rapper. According to various reports, gang members intended to kill Chris Brown at his own party and managed the shoot Suge Knight six times instead.
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