Chris Brown won’t take plea deal in Washington assault case

Chris Brown Court Appearance

Embattled R&B Singer Chris Brown could be facing some actual jail time. His lawyers were trying to work out a plea deal agreement based on his recent assault charges but they could not agree on a description and admission of what Chris Brown actually did. Washington, D.C., prosecutor Kevin Chambers has stated that Brown rejected a deal to plead guilty to misdemeanor assault and time served. However Brown’s attorney Mark Geragos stated,“They wanted him to read from a script that wasn’t true.” As to what specifically he disagreed with, he declined to make a statement.

Back in October of 2013, a fan was trying to take a selfie with Chris Brown and two women outside of a Washington hotel. Brown became enraged at the man and allegedly hit him when he tried to insert himself into the picture. The man pressed charges and Brown was arrested for assault. At the time, Brown was still on probation for an assault charge against singer Rihanna, his former girlfriend. A condition of his probation was that he would not get into any legal trouble.  However, because of the incident with the fan, he was in violation. Brown spent the night in a Washington jail cell after his arrest but he also had to go back to California for jail time because he violated his probation.

Because the two legal sides could not reach an agreement, Brown has a scheduled court date of Sept. 8, 2014. Brown is not expected to take the stand in his own defense.

Mo Barnes
Mo Barnes

Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician. He has been writing for Rolling Out since 2014. Whether it means walking through a bloody police shooting to help a family find justice or showing the multifaceted talent of the Black Diaspora I write the news.



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