Chris Brown Pleads Guilty to Assault
By Daniel Gates | 10:27 am, September 2nd, 2014
Chris Brown pleaded guilty to assault on Tuesday.
The performer appeared in court and accepted a plea deal in the case involving a violent incident last October in Washington, D.C.
His legal team told the judge that Brown had been sufficiently punished already and wanted the case to be done so he can go on tour without lingering legal proceedings.
He was sentenced to time served.
Brown previously spent two days in a D.C. jail and then 108 days behind bars in Los Angeles because his D.C. case had violated the probation tied to his 2009 Rihanna beating case.
On Tuesday, Brown, who was accompanied by Karrueche Tran, apologized, saying, “I would like to say to the court that I’m sorry.”
The assault occurred last October, when Brown and his bodyguard, Christopher Hollosy, had a violent encounter with a third man near the W Hotel.
Hollosy was convicted of misdemeanor assault this past April.
Earlier this summer, Brown had rejected a plea deal in favor of trial.
On Tuesday, he decided he wanted to move on rather than fight.