October 21, 2017
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Entertainer Chris Brown accused of assaulting man at DC hotel

By Reuters
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Singer Chris Brown (C) and his attorney Mark Geragos (R) are pictured during a probation progress hearing in Los Angeles Superior Court in Los Angeles in this August 16, 2013 file photo. Brown has been arrested in Washington, DC on assault charges according to local news reports.

WASHINGTON — Singer Chris Brown was arrested and charged with assault in Washington early on Sunday after getting into a fight with a man outside a hotel near the White House, police said.

Brown was charged with felony assault at 4:25 a.m. after the altercation outside the W Hotel, a few hundred yards from the White House, Officer Anthony Clay of the Metropolitan Police Department said.

Another man involved in the fight, Christopher Hollosy, was arrested on the same charge. News reports referred to the second individual as Brown’s bodyguard. Clay said he could not confirm Hollosy’s relationship with Brown.

The victim was taken to the hospital, Clay said.

Brown has been on probation since 2009 for assaulting Rihanna, his then girlfriend, and the new arrest could complicate that parole.

This was revoked over the summer after Brown was charged with a hit-and-run traffic accident in Los Angeles, but reinstated after he agreed to another 1,000 hours of community labor.

The Los Angeles County Attorney’s office has accused Brown of cutting corners of his community labor sentence, which he was allowed to complete in his home state of Virginia.

 


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