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Chris Brown assault trial could begin Friday

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Singer Chris Brown's trial on an assault charge in Washington could start as soon as Friday.

Brown's trial is scheduled to begin as soon as a judge finishes the trial of Brown's bodyguard, Christopher Hollosy. A judge denied a motion to dismiss assault charges against Hollosy Thursday morning.

Both men are facing an assault charge after a Maryland man says they punched him outside a Washington hotel in October. Hollosy's trial began Thursday and is expected to finish Friday.

Hollosy told police he punched the man after the man tried to get on Brown's tour bus. The man told police a different story: He said Brown and later Hollosy punched him after he tried to get in a photo Brown was taking with two women.

Court papers say the man's nose was fractured. Brown has denied hitting the man.

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