Chris Brown Rejects Plea Deal in Assault Case, Faces Trial: Prosecutors "Wanted Him to Read From a Script"

Celebrity News Jun. 26, 2014 AT 11:20AM
Chris Brown arrives at the D.C. Courthouse in Washington June 25, 2014 Credit: Reuters /GARY CAMERON /LANDOV

So close! Chris Brown rejected a plea deal for his misdemeanor assault case on Wednesday, June 25, after the singer and prosecutors disagreed about what happened the night of his arrest.

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Brown, 25, was arrested last October and subsequently charged with misdemeanor assault when he was accused of hitting a man during a scuffle in D.C. After spending one night in jail and serving time in California for violating probation, Brown was released in early June.

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According to the Associated Press, Brown rejected a deal to plead guilty, offered to him by prosecutor Kevin Chambers. The Grammy winner would have received a sentence of time served had talks been successful.

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His attorney Mark J. Geragos told the AP that neither party could agree on the events which occurred outside of the W hotel when the scuffle took place. "They wanted him to read from a script that wasn't true," Geragos told the AP. "If they want a trial, that's what they'll get."

Brown's trial has been scheduled for Sept. 8.

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