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Chris Brown's plea deal falls apart in D.C. assault case

Chris Brown turns down a plea deal in Washington assault case
Chris Brown's lawyer says prosecutors 'wanted him to agree ... to a set of facts that was just not accurate'

Looks as if Chris Brown is headed for trial: A plea deal in his assault case fell apart Wednesday when the singer and prosecutors couldn't agree on what exactly took place outside the W hotel in Washington, D.C., last October.

The situation involved Brown, his bodyguard Christopher Hollosy and 20-year-old Parker Adams. Adams has alleged that Brown and Hollosy hit him while he was trying to get into a picture outside Brown's tour bus. The Grammy winner and the bodyguard have said that Adams was trying to get on the tour bus and that any punches thrown were to defend Brown. 

Brown, who is charged with misdemeanor assault, turned down a deal that would have involved no jail time and no supervision, according to his attorney Mark Geragos. If convicted, the R&B singer could be sentenced to a maximum of 180 days in jail and fined up to $1,000.

But prosecutors "wanted him to agree … to a set of facts that was just not accurate according to Chris, and we were just not going to do that," Geragos said. He would not specify what those facts were.

Brown got out of jail in Los Angeles just this month. He was serving time for violating his probation in connection with a 2009 attack on his then-girlfriend, pop star Rihanna. He also recently spent three months in a court-ordered rehab program.

His assault trial is scheduled to begin Sept. 8.

Hollosy was convicted in April of misdemeanor assault and is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 7, but he plans to appeal. He has until Oct. 3 to do that.

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