Chris Brown pleads guilty to punching fan in the face
The singer has already served jail time for the crime
Chris Brown has pleaded guilty to punching a fan in the face outside a Washington hotel.
Brown broke the nose of victim, Parker Adams, after the man tried to join a picture the singer was taking with two women. He had previously rejected two plea deals.
“As Chris Brown himself has now finally acknowledged, he punched a man in the face without provocation,” U. Attorney Ronald Machen said in a statement. “No matter your status or celebrity, you will be held accountable for such conduct in our city.”
At the time of the altercation the singer was still on probation for attacking his then girlfriend Rihanna.
Brown was charged with misdemeanour assault, ordered to spend an additional 131 days in prison (which he has already served) and was released in June. He had been in police custody for two days, but was free to go after leaving court.
His lawyer, Danny Onorato, believes Brown has suffered disproportionate consequences for the crime.
“To say that he's been punished severely in this matter is an understatement,” Onorato said, later noting that his “charismatic and talented” client would be more “judicious” in his handling of the public in the future.
However, the singer himself made an apology in court.
“I would like to say to the court that I'm sorry,” Brown said.
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