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Chris Brown Rejects Plea Offer, Maintains Innocence in D.C. Assault Charge

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By Jeremy D. Larson

Chris Brown maintained his innocence in one of two court cases the singer is currently embattled in. Faced with misdemeanor simple assault charges stemming from an incident where he and his bodyguard Christopher Hollosy are accused of beating up a male fan, Brown turned down a plea offered by the prosecution today (January 8) at court in Washington, D.C.

“We reject that offer,” said Danny Onorato, of Brown’s attorneys,  during the 10-minute hearing. Brown and Hollosy declined to comment after the hearing. Each face a maximum penalty of 180 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.

As SPIN points out, the Washington Post described the hearing as “a frenzied scene,” with over a dozen U.S. Marshals standing guard, wearing full fatigues and carrying assault rifles.

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