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Chris Brown is once again a free man.
A judge released the singer and his bodyguard Christopher Hollosy on a simple assault misdemeanor charge after the two were booked overnight following a fight early Sunday morning outside downtown’s W Hotel. Hollosy pled not guilty, but Brown did not enter a plea.They were originally arrested on a felony assault charge.
The two must report back to court on Nov. 25 and, if convicted, they could face up to 180 days in jail. Brown must also check in with his probation officer in California within the next 24 hours. (Brown is on probation for charges related to his assault of then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009. )
The recent assault allegedly transpired at 4:25 a.m. outside the W. According to court documents, the victim, Parker Adams, said Brown punched him after he tried to photobomb a picture the singer was posing in with two other people. According to documents, Brown told the alleged victim, “I ain’t down with that gay shit. I feel like boxing.” Adams was taken to the hospital and treated for a broken nose.
Brown hosted an unofficial Howard University homecoming event at The Park at Fourteenth earlier on Saturday night.
He was arraigned alongside his bodyguard at around 6 p.m. Monday in front of packed courtroom. In the audience: reporters, his mother, singer Trey Songz, and some apparenty Chris Brown fans. When the judge told Brown he could walk, two young women cheered, and were promptly booted from the court room.