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Chris Brown Rejects Plea Deal in Assault Case

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Chris Brown at court in Washington, D.C. (Splash News)

For once, it appears that Chris Brown actually wants his day in court.
 
The 24-year-old singer did not accept a plea deal offered by prosecutors on Tuesday stemming from October's assault incident in Washington, D.C.
 
Brown and his bodyguard, Christopher Hollosy, 35, were each charged with one count of misdemeanor simple assault after a man alleged the singer and Hollosy struck him outside of the W Hotel when he tried to take a photo.


Chris and Hollosy are scheduled to return to court on Feb. 20 to get a tentative trial date. Prosecutors also agreed to hand over surveillance footage related to the incident.
 
It's believed that the reason Chris did not accept the plea deal is because his team of lawyers has yet to see what the footage shows (i.e. if he actually did anything wrong).
 
Following the incident, Chris entered rehab for anger issues. However, he was discharged two weeks later after a "violent outburst," in which he allegedly smashed his mother's car window with a rock during a family session according to court documents obtained by Yahoo.
 
In November, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James R. Brandlin ordered the singer back to rehab to serve 90 days in an L.A. County area residential treatment center.
 
Despite already participating in the rehab program, on Dec. 16, Brown's probation — stemming from his 2009 assault against then-girlfriend Rihanna — was revoked in response to his Washington, D.C., arrest. He is scheduled to be back in an L.A. court for a hearing on Feb. 10 to determine if additional jail time will be required after completing his three-month rehabilitation.
 
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