Updated 11:40 AM EST, Sat, Dec 05, 2020

Notorious R&B Artist Chris Brown Rejects Plea Deal for Fan Photo Assault Case in D.C.

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In a surprising move, R&B artist Chris Brown stood in front of a D.C. Superior Court judge and rejected a plea deal that would have given him no jail time and no probation.

The move comes after two days of negotiations between Brown's defense attorney, Mark Geragos, and D.C. prosecutors.

Brown was charged with allegedly assaulting a fan outside of the W Hotel in downtown D.C., in an incident that Brown and his bodyguard claim was in self-dense. The victim, a fan, contends that he was merely trying to take a picture with the singer.

According to Defense attorney Mark Geragos, negotiations went sideways when prosecutors wanted Brown to confirm that he did indeed assault the fan. Brown held strong to his story, and thus a plea deal could not be reached.

In a press conference after Brown's court hearing Geragos said, "If they want a trial, that's what they're going to get."

A possible motive for Brown rejecting the plea deal is that there is also a civil lawsuit pending. The suit alleges that Brown and Hollosy did substantial damage to the victim and that Parker Adams, 25, should receive $1.5 million.

If Brown were to admit guilt than he may be found liable for the $1.5 million.

Brown and Hollosy's attorneys also claim that new evidence has surfaced that would clear the names of both defendants.

Prior to the evidence claimed by the attorneys, Hollosy had been found guilty of assault and is due to for sentencing on November 7th.

With the mystery evidence claim a factor, the judge has agreed that Hollosy's sentencing would be pushed back in order to give the defense the proper time needed to prepare.

Throughout the court proceedings, Geragos has questioned why prosecutors have gone forward with a case that is slated to cost tax payers "hundreds of thousands dollars."

Bill Miller, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office, told media reporters that Geragos' claims are "laughable" and that the office is "prosecuting this case like we prosecute all misdemeanors. This is no different."

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