Chris Brown rejects plea deal in assault case

Posted at 5:43 PM, Jan 09, 2014
and last updated 2014-01-09 17:55:43-05

Grammy-winning R&B singer Chris Brown has rejected a plea deal in a misdemeanor assault case stemming from an altercation outside a Washington hotel, his lawyer said on Wednesday.

Brown is charged with breaking the nose of a 20-year-old Maryland man who tried to get a picture with him in October.

His bodyguard, Christopher Hollosy, faces the same charge. Prosecutor Nicholas Cannon told Judge Yvonne Williams he still was compiling evidence against Brown.

In 2009, Brown was sentenced to five years’ probation, community labor and domestic violence counseling after assaulting then-girlfriend Rihanna.

The BBC reports that Brown rejected a plea deal  because he “was not guilty”.