Chris Brown, bodyguard face trial for assault
Singer Chris Brown and his bodyguard Christopher Hollosy have been accused of attacking Brown's fan Parker Adams outside a hotel here. They have been charged with misdemeanour assault.
The misdemeanour assault trial for Brown starts Friday, while Hollosy's trial took place Thursday, reports contactmusic.com.
Hollosy, if convicted, will face six months behind bars.
Adams, the alleged victim, told the court that he had approached the singer outside W Hotel with two female friends. Brown agreed to pose for a photograph with the girls, but made an alleged homophobic remark when Adams asked to join in.
Adams said that Hollosy broke his nose in the fight and Brown lashed out at him after refusing to have his picture taken with him. But it was blows from Hollosy that left the 20-year-old with head and face injuries.
"As I put my dukes up, that's when the bodyguard stepped in between us and he slugged me in the face," he said.
Both Brown and Hollosy reportedly have pleaded not guilty.
Brown was jailed in March after violating his probation when he was dismissed from a rehab facility in California, where he was receiving court-ordered anger-management treatment.
The singer was on probation when he was arrested for the latest incident. He will face continued jail time if convicted - because the assault would violate his parole.
(Posted on 18-04-2014)