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Singer Chris Brown pleads guilty to Washington assault charge

Tuesday, September 02, 2014 - 00:56

Singer Chris Brown pleads guilty in a Washington court to a misdemeanor assault charge stemming from a scuffle with a fan. Nathan Frandino reports.

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Grammy-winning R&B singer Chris Brown has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge in Washington. The charge stems from a sidewalk scuffle with a fan last year. The District of Columbia Superior Court sentenced Brown to time served in jail and ordered him to pay $150 in court costs. Brown's attorney, Danny Oronato, says his client is ready to move on. (SOUNDBITE) (English) DANNY ORONATO, ATTORNEY FOR CHRIS BROWN, SAYING: "I think Mr. Brown is pleased with the outcome. We think it's fair. It helps him get on with his life. As you know, Mr. Brown is a recording artist. He has a new album coming out and he wants to focus on his career, doing well and completing his probation in California." Brown was released in June from a Los Angeles jail after serving a one-year sentence for violating probation following his 2009 assault of pop singer Rihanna.

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Singer Chris Brown pleads guilty to Washington assault charge

Tuesday, September 02, 2014 - 00:56