Chris Brown rejected a plea deal Wednesday related to his alleged sidewalk smackdown in Washington D.C. last October.
The singer appeared in court in the nation’s capital with his prominent California-based lawyer Mark Geragos and girlfriend Karreuche Tran.
He sat quietly with his bodyguard Christopher Hollosy, his co-defendant in the case, as their lawyers indicated prosecutors were taking a hard line in negotiations.
“My client is charged with simple assault, and the plea deal is simple assault,” Hollosy’s lawyer Bernie Grim explained to the judge.
“Sometimes a deferred prosecution agreement or deferred sentencing agreement is offered as part of a plea deal, but that was not the case today,” Bill Miller, spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the District of Columbia, said outside court.
Deferred prosecution agreements allow defendants to get amnesty if they fulfill certain terms of the deal.
The parties agreed to return Feb. 20 to get a tentative trial date, and prosecutors promised to hand over surveillance footage related to the incident.
Brown, 24, wore a dark three-piece suit and a new natural brown hairstyle that replaced his recent bleached blond look.
The “Run It” crooner is in court-ordered anger management rehab in California after the Los Angeles County judge on his Rihanna assault case reviewed his Washington D.C. police report and revoked his probation last month.
Source: NY Daily News.