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Chris Brown rejects plea deal in Washington assault case



BY TOM RAMSTACK

(Reuters) - R&B singer Chris Brown rejected a no-jail plea deal on Wednesday for a suspected sidewalk punchup and will go to trial in September, the latest legal hurdle for the Grammy-winning performer.

Brown, 25, rejected a plea accord that would have sentenced him to time served in exchange for pleading guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge, his attorney Mark Geragos said.

"They wanted him to read from a script that wasn't true. He didn't want to do that, and I didn't want him to do that," he told reporters outside the District of Columbia Superior Court.

Senior Superior Court Judge Patricia Wynn set a Sept. 8 trial date. During the roughly 20-minute hearing, prosecutor Kevin Chambers told her, "We have not been able to reach agreement in this case."

The "Turn Up the Music" singer, who was dressed in a white shirt, black jacket and slacks, spoke only to his attorneys in the courtroom packed with media, fans and onlookers.

Accompanied by an entourage, Brown left the courthouse and made his way through a noisy throng of fans, many of them young women, before he drove away in a black SUV with tinted windows.

Bill Miller, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's office, said the failure to reach a plea deal centered on the statement of facts to which Brown would have to plead guilty.

"In no way could it be construed as a script," he said.

Parker Adams, 20, claimed Brown and his bodyguard Chris Hollosy punched him and broke his nose when he tried to jump into a fan photo outside a Washington hotel in October 2013. Hollosy has been convicted.

Brown was released this month from a Los Angeles jail where he was serving a one-year sentence for violating probation from his 2009 assault of pop singer Rihanna.

Brown had been locked up since March 14 after he was kicked out of court-ordered rehabilitation in California for violating rules. He must also undergo therapy and random drug testing and complete community service.

He made his mark in the music world as a teenager and, despite several brushes with the law, has been able to bounce back professionally.

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Bill June 26 2014 at 10:52 AM

Just another no talent, entitled waste of oxygen.

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chrlbrw1122 June 26 2014 at 11:04 AM

Another thug with no talent..

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msanbaker June 26 2014 at 10:51 AM

Just stop playing his records , going to his concerts, putting him on TV. He will disappear for good and live a lonely life, except those he can pay for.

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geeszabs June 26 2014 at 12:35 PM

Just another piece of crap low life..........

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zrsz1 June 26 2014 at 11:49 AM

about 15 years ago a mayor in a neighboring city was convicted of taking kickbacks, etc. one of my friends, now retired, was an FBI agent at the time. they offered this dope a plea. plead guilty, do 364 days...nope, went to trial, got and did 9 years. maybe the same good fortune will befall mr. brown.

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Scooter June 26 2014 at 10:40 AM

Jail doesn't agree with Mr. Brown. Boy lookin all old and straggly...

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zrsz1 Scooter June 26 2014 at 11:24 AM

too many penis's in the pooper

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pat June 26 2014 at 11:20 AM

I believe Chris is at the proper stage where one wins a Kardashian, which one will he chose, which one??

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Scooter pat June 26 2014 at 1:29 PM

perhaps one of the youngins...whats their names again... oh yeah, Kreepy and Krawly.

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tizzmine June 26 2014 at 11:33 AM

JAIL....JAIL,,,,AND WAY MORE JAIL
HE NEEDS IT OBVIOUSLY

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Charles June 26 2014 at 12:39 PM

I can't understand why he is still walking around, any normal father would not put up with this wanna be putting his hands on a daughter, he would have been buried long time ago.

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zrsz1 Charles June 26 2014 at 12:46 PM

a few years ago my daughter was dating a kid,,both in their early 20's. no real threats were ever made but I think after a few drinks there were some implied things. I took him aside one day and said you ever lay a hand on my daughter i'll f*****g kill you, that's a promise. he knew I had a few handguns. I few wakes later the "relationship" ended,. loser, it baffled me what she saw in him anyway.

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zrsz1 June 26 2014 at 12:47 PM

meant a few weeks later,,,not wakes,,,Freudian slip I guess

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Mike zrsz1 June 26 2014 at 11:43 PM

I just want to say good for you zrsz1. Your daughter is blessed to have a father like you.

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