UPDATE: 10/28/13 7:10 PM EST:
Karrrueche has tweeted after Chris Brown is released from DC custody…
UPDATE: 10/28/13 6:30 PM EST:
Chris Brown has been released from custody after the DC judge reduced his charge to simple assault. There was no plea. He will have to check-in with his probation officer when he returns to Los Angeles. According to TMZ, the L.A. County Probation Department will open an investigation into whether or not Chris violated his probation stemming form the Rihanna case. Once the Probations Department finishes its investigation, they will submit a report to the judge in the Rihanna case, who will determine whether or not Chris violated his probation. If he is found to have violated his probation, he could face up to 4 years in prison.
The scene outside the courtroom was a mob-scene of media and fans as Chris left. We are awaiting on photos of his release. Stay tuned…
UPDATE: 10/28/13 5:50 PM EST:
According to News Breaker, sources say Brown’s charges have been dropped to a misdemeanor. More details to come.
UPDATE: 10/28/13 3:30PM EST:
Chris Brown entered a D.C. court around 1:20 p.m. Monday to be arraigned on an assault charge following a fight that broke out over the weekend, but the courtroom was so crowded it delayed the hearing for two hours.
NBC Washington reports:
The crowding has also upset Brown’s mother and members of his entourage, leading to a judge to order all spectators to leave and request that an overflow courtroom be opened.
While the crowding issue was sorted out, Brown’s mother was escorted to an office to calm down.
Dozens of members of Brown’s entourage also attempted to enter the courtroom, and U.S. marshals have threatened to have them removed from the courthouse.
And in support of his friend, Trey Songz showed up to the courthouse:
And with Breezy due in court today, we’re learning much more about the fight that landed the singer in jail on a night that was supposed to be full of fun and partying at The Park at Fourteen nightclub in Washington D.C.
We told you here — Brown was arrested on Saturday night after hosting a Homecoming party at the nightclub. Upon returning to his hotel, Brown got into a scuffle with another man.
A police report obtained by CNN has identified the alleged victim as 20-year-old Isaac Adams Parker of Beltsville, Maryland.
Although Breezy’s camp maintains that Parker was trying to enter the singer’s tour bus, this is Parker’s account of what happened that night:
Parker told police that he tried to jump into a photo that Brown was posing for with a female fan on the sidewalk when the singer said, “I’m not down with that gay s–t” and “I feel like boxing,” the police report said. Parker said that Brown then punched him in the face with his closed fist, the report said.
Parker also told police that Brown’s bodyguard stepped in and punched him in the face again. The bodyguard, who stands 6-foot-5 and weighs 240 pounds, then grabbed Brown by the arm and pulled him towards the tour bus.
Eventually, Brown and the bodyguard were taken into custody and were being held at the Second District police station. They were later transferred to a central jail cell block for processing, police said.
Here is video of Chris at the club the night of the fight:
As for Parker, he was treated for a bruised and swollen face and released from the hospital. A TMZ report reveals that Parker may have had his nose broken and will require surgery.
But Breezy might not be getting away with some minor bruising. Because he’s already on probation in California for the domestic violence conviction involving former girlfriend Rihanna, any arrest could result in jail time.
And a lot of it.
The arrest could have serious legal consequence for Brown, 24, since he is serving probation for the felony domestic violence conviction relating to his 2009 attack on former girlfriend Rihanna.
Probation rules require Brown to stay out of all legal trouble. Even an arrest that does not lead to a conviction could result in a probation violation charge.
Brown is due in court today at 1:00 p.m. EST. We’ll keep you updated on the latest in this case.