The music and media world were waiting for the verdict of singer/actor Chris Brown, who was jailed early Sunday morning with bodyguard, Chris Hollosy, in tow over an altercation. The situation turned into a brawl at the W Hotel in Washington, D.C. Media sources identified the man punched by Brown and his bodyguard was 20-year-old Parker Isaac Adams of Beltsville, Md. Adams was the man who tried to jump into a picture Brown was taking reportedly with two females.
The District’s weekend was filled with excitement due to Howard University’s homecoming; which was from Oct. 22- 27. Brown was to appear at one of the festivities.
But yesterday in court the judge granted Brown under D.C. law his sentence be reduced to a misdemeanor. The procedure happens often in the District on similar cases.
Washington, D.C. broadcast stations covered details of the story, showing the outside of the courthouse jammed with onlookers, cameramen and fans. As Brown came out of the courthouse he was escorted out; with a mob following him with cheers that celebrities are use to. His hair was a mixed sandy-blond and black; bearing a smile and showing a peace sign, yet looking tired due to the latest incident he put himself through.
Brown was fortunate to have the felony charge dropped, since he is still on probation from a felony charge involving his formal girlfriend Rihanna. He could have received four years of prison if the first charge had stuck. He and Hollosy must return back to court on November 24. If convicted, the maximum charge would be six months.
CNN reported the following on Brown’s lawyer, Danny Onorato, with his comments –
"Christopher Brown committed no crime," his attorney Danny Onorato told reporters after the hearing. "We understand that his security acted to protect Mr. Brown and his property, as he is authorized to do under District of Columbia law. We are confident that Mr. Brown will be exonerated of any wrongdoing."
More on CNN’s article can be read below.