LOS ANGELES (CBSDC/AP) — Chris Brown is scheduled to appear in a Los Angeles courtroom to update a judge on his probation for his 2009 attack on Rihanna.
Wednesday’s hearing is the first time Brown has been in court since he was arrested last month in Washington, D.C.
The singer is accused of punching a man who tried to get a picture with the singer and two other people near Washington’s W Hotel on Oct. 27, according to the man’s account in a police report. The report states Parker Isaac Adams, 20, said Brown told him, “I’m not down with that gay s—” and “I feel like boxing.” The exact context of Brown’s remarks was not immediately clear.
The man told police Brown punched him in the face, and a court filing states the man’s nose was fractured. Brown’s bodyguard, Chris Hollosy, stepped between them and also punched the man before grabbing Brown by the arm and leading him toward his tour bus, according to the report.
Brown denied to police that he hit the man but was charged with misdemeanor assault. He is due back in a D.C. courtroom on Nov. 25 for a status hearing.
Since his latest arrest, the Grammy-winner has entered and left rehab for anger management treatment.
Brown probation for assaulting Rihanna was briefly revoked this summer after a hit-and-run incident. He was also ordered to redo 1,000 hours of community service because there were questions about whether he actually completed his initial penalty.
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