Chris Brown Rejects Plea Deal In D.C. Assault Case

Singer appeared in court with his lawyer on Wednesday and rejected simple assault deal.

Chris Brown was back in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday for a hearing in his assault case from October. During the proceeding, prosecutors offered the singer a plea deal in which they would bump his misdemeanor assault charge down if he plead guilty to simple assault.

According to TMZ, though, Brown's lawyer, Mark Geragos, refused the deal because Geragos believes his client did nothing wrong and is waiting to see surveillance footage obtained by police of the alleged incident.

Brown and bodyguard Christopher Hollosy were arrested early on the morning of October 27 outside the W Hotel in D.C. after allegedly getting into a fight with another man. They were both charged with felony assault, though the charges were later reduced to misdemeanors.

Following the arrest, Brown's probation in his 2009 assault case on former girlfriend Rihanna was revoked, though he was not sent to jail because, according to the Los Angeles Times, the judge in the case was pleased with his progress in 90 days of court-ordered rehab for anger management. Brown spent 16 days in a facility to deal with anger issues before leaving to complete his treatment on an outpatient basis.

Brown is reportedly due back in court on February 20 to set a tentative trial date in the case.