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Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Chris Brown Pleads Guilty to Assault in Washington

Christopher Maurice “Chris” Brown has pleaded to hitting a man outside a Washington Hotel. The victim (name withheld) told the Police that Chris Brown hit him after he (victim) tried to get into a picture the Grammy Award winner was taking with two women last October.

This assault occurred while the artiste was on probation for attacking his then but now ex-girlfriend, Rihanna.
Chris Brown pleaded guilty on Tuesday to hitting a man outside a Washington hotel, an assault that occurred while the singer was on probation for attacking his then-girlfriend Rihanna.
Brown pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault and was sentenced to time served. He spent two days in a District of Columbia jail in this case. The artiste had previously pleaded not guilty in the case. His trial had been set for April, but it was delayed.
Brown, 24, had a squeaky clean image before his attack on Rihanna, but since then he has had several flare-ups that have been reported to authorities and noted by Los Angeles prosecutors. Brown broke a window after a 2011 “Good Morning America” interview in New York and was accused of snatching a woman’s cellphone in Miami after she tried to snap pictures of the singer. He was also slightly injured in a New York nightclub brawl and, earlier this year, was accused of being involved in a fistfight with Frank Ocean’s entourage over a parking spot at a West Hollywood recording studio.
At the time of his Washington arrest, Brown was on probation in a felony assault case in California for attacking his then-girlfriend, pop star Rihanna, hours before the 2009 Grammy Awards. Because Brown was still on probation, the outcome of his Washington case had potential repercussions in California. During a court hearing in May, a Los Angeles judge sentenced Brown to serve an additional 131 days in jail. He was released in June.
Brown’s attorney, Danny Onorato, argued that Brown had already been punished extensively for the assault, noting the time he spent in jail in California and four months he spent receiving inpatient counseling after his probation was revoked. (source:http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/chris-brown)
“To say that he’s been punished severely in this matter is an understatement,” Onorato said. He said Brown’s career has been on hold for nearly a year and he wanted to take responsibility for his actions so he could go back to work, including a tour in support of a new album.
Brown spoke only briefly, saying: “I would like to say to the court that I’m sorry.” He did not comment as he left court, swarmed by photographers and a handful of fans.
Brown’s bodyguard, Christopher Hollosy, was also charged in the same Washington scuffle. He was accused of being the second person after Brown to strike Parker Adams outside the W hotel. Hollosy was convicted of misdemeanor assault in April. He has not yet been sentenced.
I hope for his sake that this is the last time the artiste would be involved in conducts that would tarnish his image despite the admirable but misguided defense that his more than 13 million followers on Twitter offer him.
Words of caution….i believe he should remember the rise and fall of Bobby Brown, the once talented RnB  Singer that has virtually become a pariah in the entertainment industry in the United States; he was barred from attending the church service for Whitney Houston his late wife.
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