D.C. Prosecutors File Motion to Set June 25 Trial Date for Chris Brown

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    Prosecutors in D.C. asked a judge to change Chris Brown’s June 25 court date from a status hearing to a trial date or to set a trial date for soon after, News4’s Mark Segraves reported.

    At an appearance in a Los Angeles County court last month, the singer admitted he violated probation by committing a crime in D.C. last year.

    Brown's D.C. trial on an assault charge was delayed after his bodyguard, Christopher Hollosy, decided not to testify out of fear of self-incrimination as he appeals his own conviction.

    Hollosy was convicted of assault in a separate trial and is scheduled to be sentenced June 25.

    Brown and his bodyguard were arrested last fall after they were accused of punching a 20-year-old Beltsville, Md., man outside the W Hotel near the White House in the early-morning hours of Oct. 27.

    Hollosy told police that he punched the man after he tried to get on Brown's tour bus. But the man told police both men punched him after he tried to get in a photo Brown was taking with the man's girlfriend and another female friend.

    A limo driver who witnessed the incident testified during Hollosy's trial that he saw Brown throw a punch that grazed the victim's shoulder. He said he then saw Hollosy throw a punch that resulted in blood.

    Court papers say the victim's nose was fractured.

    At the time he was arrested in D.C., Brown was on probation in Los Angeles for an attack on his then-girlfriend, the singer Rihanna, in 2009. His probation was revoked, and he was ordered to rehab for anger management but was discharged in March for a rules violation. He was then arrested and held in an L.A. jail until U.S. marshals took him into custody and brought him to D.C. for trial in the 2013 assault case.

    A civil case is also in the works. The victim is suing for $3 million for doctors' bills, pain and suffering.

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