Chris Brown’s lawyer was unable to convince a judge that the singer’s Washington, D.C., assault case should be thrown out. Judge Patricia Wynn rejected the notion in court Monday (April 7), which means that Brown will go to trial for misdemeanor assault next week.
Last October Brown and his bodyguard, Christopher Hollosy, were arrested for allegedly attacking a man for jumping in a fan photo. Defense attorney Mark Geragos argued that the entire case be dismissed amid allegations that prosecutors exploited the grand jury process, but Wynn disagreed. “I am persuaded that there was no abuse,” she said in court.
According to a TMZ report, Brown missed court because he was grounded and jailed until another flight was available. The 25-year-old was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals late last week to begin the D.C. journey alongside other prisoners. It is unclear if he ever made it, or remains in a holding facility.
A second hearing is scheduled to take place this afternoon. Brown’s lawyers will fight to have him tried separate from Hollosy, and prosecutors are expected to argue against the Grammy winner’s self-defense claim.
The ongoing legal troubles all stem from Brown attacking Rihanna in 2009, and a five-year probation sentence that followed. In March, Breezy — who was recently diagnosed with bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress syndrome — was kicked out of a court-ordered rehab facility and taken directly to jail as punishment. He has been in custody for close to a month.