Plea negotiations between Chris Brown's lawyers and prosecutors in his Washington, D.C., assault case dissolved Wednesday (June 25), the Associated Press reports. Brown, 25, appeared in court today with attorney Mark Geragos.
According to prosecutor Kevin Chamber, the Grammy winner was offered a deal to plead guilty to simple assault (versus misdemeanor assault) and time served. The two sides were unable to reach an agreement on the details of the October 2013 incident. "They wanted him to read from a script that wasn't true," Geragos said.
The alleged victim, Parker Adams, claims Brown and his bodyguard, Chris Hollosy, hit him outside of a D.C.-area hotel. Adams said during Hollosy's assault trial that all he wanted was to take a picture with the "Fine China" crooner. He explained that after Brown uttered to fans "One picture, make it quick" he thought he'd "hop in the picture" too. Brown, who was still on probation for the 2009 Rihanna attack, apparently stopped Adams and made a homophobic statement.
He retorted by asking Breezy, "Why are you h--ing with me?" which he claims wasn't meant to start a fight. Adams said he "squared up" to fight Brown, only to be "slugged" by Hollosy. The bodyguard argued that Adams tried to sneak onto Brown's tour bus.
Hollosy was convicted of assault in April and has yet to be sentenced.
Brown's trial has been set for Sept. 8.
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