Felony assault charge reduced to misdemeanor.
Chris Brown is a free man, and a lucky one, too. The singer has been released from jail after being arrested early Sunday morning for allegedly punching a man and hurling a gay slur in front of a Washington, D.C. hotel. What's more, the felony charges against Brown have been dropped to a misdemeanor, meaning Brown won't face any further jail time as the result of this incident.
According to TMZ, the charges were reduced because the injuries to the victim of the brawl were minor, despite his assertions that Brown broke his nose. Brown has plead not guilty to the misdemeanor and claims that the altercation broke out not because of a photo bomb, but because the man was trying to board Breezy's tour bus.
The courtroom was packed this morning for Breezy's arraignment, with family members, reporters and even buddy Trey Songz showing up to see the judge decide his fate.
For now, at least, Brown seems to be in the clear.
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