CNN reported on April 23, that singer Christopher (Chris) Maurice Brown known as Breezy in the hip hop R&B music world is spending more time behind bars as his assault trial in D.C. has been postponed and won’t resume until his bodyguard Christopher Hollosy appeal and sentence are concluded. Brown’s attorney Robert Kalunian tried to appeal to the Los Angeles Judge Victor Greenberg at a brief hearing on Wednesday. Kalunian said of his client “he is stuck between a rock and a hard spot.”
Assistant District Attorney Mary Murray "strenuously" opposed releasing Brown now, arguing the only change since Brown was jailed in March is that his case has "gotten worse. Murray said, "The Washington judge who found his bodyguard guilty in the assault case also concluded that Brown was "the initial aggressor" in the incident.
Chris heads back to jail in L.A. since the judge denied him bail, and no hope in sight regarding his probation revocation hearing. Chris's other attorney, Mark Geragos, told a Washington reporter "I think it's a little over the top to have him in custody on this misdemeanor when everybody saw the bodyguard's trial and it was nothing more than a bloody nose."
Brown 24 has spent the last 39 days in jail between California and D.C. with a grueling five day travel journey via plane, shackles, and cars while picking up other prisoners along the way. Brown was behind bars for over three weeks in a Los Angeles when U.S. Marshall picked him up to bring him to D.C. where he and his bodyguard Christopher Hollosy were charged for punching a D.C. man.
Hollosy has claimed all along that it wasn’t Brown that punched the man, but only he hit the man. Last Friday Hollosy was convicted of the misdemeanor assault charge and his sentencing is in June. However, Hollosy’s lawyer Bernard Grimm is appealing the guilty verdict and looking for immunity for Brown’s trial.
Hollosy is supposed to testify at Brown’s trial that he hit the D.C. man and not Brown as he admitted numerous times. Brown’s trial for this case is delayed until the appeal is done which would be sometime in late June prior to Hollosy sentencing.
Brown’s music career and future are definitely on the line with a pending assault charge and violation of probation charge for not adhering to the rules of his probation. Chris was sent to an anger-management facility in Los Angeles for pleading guilty for assaulting his then girlfriend Rihanna in 2009.
Due to good reports that Brown had received at the treatment facility he was given five years with domestic counseling and community service work. Chris has been in jail since March for violating his court order terms at a Los Angeles anger-management facility where he was receiving treatment for assaulting his ex-girlfriend Rihanna.