Chris Brown Freed After Assault Charge Reduced
Chris Brown has been released from custody after appearing in court over allegations he punched a man who tried to pose for a photograph with him.
The Grammy Award-winning singer had been charged with a felony assault over the incident, but this was later reduced to a misdemeanour.
The alleged attack took place outside the W Hotel on K Street in Washington at around 4.30am on Sunday morning.
A 20-year-old man told police he had tried to take a picture with Brown and two women when Brown told him: "I ain't down with that gay ****" and "I feel like boxing", according to court documents.
The man, Parker Isaac Adams, claims he was hit by both Brown and the singer's bodyguard, Chris Hollosy.
But speaking outside court, Brown's lawyer, Danny Onorato, said his client had committed no crime.
"We understand that his security acted to protect Mr Brown and Mr Brown's property as he was authorised to do under District of Columbia law.
"We are confident that Mr Brown will be exonerated of any wrongdoing."
In August, Brown, 24, was ordered to do 1,000 hours of community service after his probation stemming from a 2009 assault on his ex-girlfriend Rihanna was restored.
Any arrest could be considered a violation of that probation, which could see him spending time behind bars.