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October 29, 2013

Singer Chris Brown Pleads Not Guilty to Assault Charge

by Reuters

Surrounded by his entourage, R&B singer Chris Brown pushed his way through a sea of screaming fans after another round of legal troubles.

At the District of Columbia Superior Court, the 24-year-old pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge.

The charge stems from a fight outside an upscale Washington D.C. hotel early Sunday morning.

Brown's attorney, Danny Onorato, says he's confident his client will be exonerated.

"Christopher Brown committed no crime. We understand that his
 security acted to protect Mr. Brown and Mr. Brown's property as he is authorized to do under District of Columbia law.'' Onorato said.

The police report says two women asked Brown to be in a photo with them outside the hotel.

When a man tried to get in the picture, Brown allegedly punched the man in the face.

The Grammy-winner, known for hits including "Run It!'' and "Kiss Kiss,'' faces a maximum of six months in jail and a $1,000 fine, if convicted.

Brown has been on probation since 2009 after assaulting his girlfriend at the time - singer Rihanna.

The judge set a preliminary hearing for November 25.