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Chris Brown, bodyguard decline to accept plea deals

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WASHINGTON (AP/WJLA) - Singer Chris Brown and his bodyguard both declined to accept plea deals Wednesday in connection to their alleged October assault in Washington.

The R&B singer was arrested in October after a man said the singer hit him outside the W Hotel. Brown and his bodyguard each face a misdemeanor assault charge.

Brown's attorney said that his client declined the deal, which would have include a guilty plea to simple assault, because he did nothing wrong.

The singer and his bodyguard will be back in court Feb. 20.

At the time of the alleged assault, the Grammy winner was on probation in California for a 2009 attack on singer Rihanna, his then-girlfriend. As a result of the charge in Washington, a judge revoked Brown's probation in California, but the ruling didn't alter a requirement that Brown complete rehab and community service including roadside cleanup and graffiti removal.

 

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