Chris Brown ordered to stay in jail for another week

2014-04-24 15:23
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Los Angeles - Chris Brown has been ordered to stay in jail for at least another week.

Lawyers acting for the 24-year-old singer - who had been due to stand trial this week for misdemeanour assault charges for allegedly hitting Parker Adams and breaking his nose - appealed for him to be allowed out of prison on Wednesday, but Jude Victor Greenberg denied the request until a probation revocation hearing takes place on 1 May.

Chris' arrest for the assault, which took place in Washington DC in October marked a violation of the probation which was set in 2009 following his assault on then-girlfriend Rihanna, but he was allowed to enter rehab rather than prison.

However, when he was kicked out of the clinic for rule breaking, he was subsequently jailed and his lawyer argued it was unfair he had been in prison for 39 days without a hearing.

Another lawyer for the Yeah 3x hitmaker - whose bodyguard Christopher Hollosy has been convicted of assaulting Adams - branded the ruling "over the top".


Mark Geragos said earlier in the day: "I think it's a little over the top to have him in custody on this misdemeanour when everybody saw the bodyguard's trial and which was nothing more than a bloody nose.

"And you have got the bodyguard who was convicted and who readily admitted he was the one who did the punching. So all of this is much ado about nothing."

Chris' trial has suffered delays since his bodyguard was found guilty of misdemeanour assault on Monday and is now expected to take place in June.

Hollosy, who will be sentenced in June and faces a maximum of six months in jail and a $1 000 fine, was originally scheduled to testify on behalf of the Turn Up the Music singer, but after he was found guilty, he decided he would not testify unless the prosecutors offered him immunity, as he plans to appeal his conviction.

If convicted, the entertainer faces a maximum of six months in jail and $1 000 fine, but he also faces up to four more years in jail in California as a result of violating the terms of his probation.

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