Chris Brown and his bodyguard rejected a plea deal on Wednesday, Jan. 7, that would have found both men guilty of simple assault stemming from an alleged altercation with another male in Washington, D.C., last October.
According to NBC Washington, one of the R&B singer’s lawyers, Danny Onorato, told reporters outside the D.C. Superior Court that attorneys decided not to accept the plea because Brown is not guilty.
In the meantime, another hearing has been scheduled for Feb. 20.
It was on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, when Brown and his bodyguard, Chris Hollosy, were arrested and charged with felony assault after allegedly punching 20-year-old Parker Isaac Adams in the face outside the W Hotel.
The charge was later reduced to simple misdemeanor assault.
On Nov. 20, Brown was ordered to spend another three months in a residential treatment facility, submit to drug testing and take medication as prescribed by a doctor. He is required to complete 24 hours of community service a week during the course of his time in rehab.
The Grammy winner, who was sentenced to five years of probation in August 2009 after pleading guilty to assaulting Rihanna earlier that year, subsequently found his probation revoked by a judge on Dec. 16 in light of the alleged assault in D.C.
With regards to the D.C. incident, Brown and Hollosy face a maximum penalty of 180 days in jail and a $1,100 fine if convicted.Follow @Infocelebrity on Twitter!
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