Chris Brown has been arrested again, this time for felony assault. According to CNN, police in Washington, D.C. say that Brown and his bodyguard Christopher Hollosy got into a physical fight with another man outside the W Hotel at 4:25 a.m. on Oct. 27, 2013.
Brown and Hollosy "were taken into custody and were being held at the 2nd District police station," reports CNN.
CNN added, "The alleged victim was taken to a hospital for treatment of injuries, police spokesman Anthony Clay told CNN. Brown, 24, was in Washington to host a 'homecoming party' at The Park at Fourteen nightclub Saturday night [Oct. 26, 2013], according to his Twitter feed, just four blocks away from where he was arrested Sunday morning. His representative and lawyer did not immediately respond to CNN calls for comment Sunday [Oct. 27, 2013].
"Brown is on probation in California for a felony domestic violence conviction involving his former girlfriend Rihanna. Any arrest could be considered a violation of that probation, which could result in jail time. Prosecutors filed probation violation charges against him twice in the past year, resulting in the judge ordering him to complete an additional 1,000 hours of community service.
"Brown was arrested in February 2009 for punching Rihanna inside a rented Lamborghini on a Hollywood street. The altercation left the face of Rihanna, also a chart-topping singer, bruised and bloody on the eve of the Grammy Awards. He entered a guilty plea seven months later and was sentenced to serve five years probation and ordered to spend more than 1,400 hours in labor-oriented service."
Brown is due back in a Los Angeles court for a probation hearing on Nov. 20, 2013.
Meanwhile, Brown pleaded not guilty to a hit-and-run incident in May 2013. In August 2013, "Brown's lawyer reached a settlement with prosecutors to end their efforts to revoke his probation. The deal called for Brown to complete another 1,000 hours of community service," according to CNN.
As Brown's legal problems pile up, his movie career is bombing. The dance flick "Battle of the Year," which was Brown's first movie as a headliner, was a big flop. According to Box Office Mojo, the movie has grossed only $8.9 million in the U.S. and Canada since the movie's release on Sept. 20, 2013. As an actor, Brown has also appeared in supporting roles in 2012's "Think Like a Man," 2010's "Takers," 2007's "This Christmas" and 2007's "Stomp the Yard."
His music career is doing slightly better. Although his song "Don't Think They Know" (featuring Aaliyah) stalled at No. 81 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, his most recent single "Love More" (featuring Nicki Minaj) reached No. 25 on the chart and has been certified gold. His sixth studio album, "X," is due to be released on RCA Records on Dec. 3, 2013.
In August 2013, Brown made a statement on Twitter hinting that "X" might be his last album, but few people who reacted on the Internet believe that Brown plans to stop making albums, and they think his statement was just a publicity stunt.
Oct. 28, 2013 update: CNN reported that the felony assault charge against Brown and Hollosy was reduced to a misdemeanor charge. They were released without bail on Oct. 28, 2013. According to CNN, Brown was ordered to report to his California probation officer within 48 hours and to stay at least 100 yards away from the man he is accused of assaulting. Brown and Hollosy must return to court in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 24, 2013.
Oct. 29, 2013 update: A spokesperson for Brown has announced that Brown has checked into rehab for an undisclosed problem. The spokesperson issued this statement: "Chris Brown has elected to enter a rehab facility. His goal is to gain focus and insight into his past and recent behavior, enabling him to continue the pursuit of his life and his career from a healthier vantage point."