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Chris Brown

I'm Not Copping a Deal in My Assault Case

1/8/2014 11:46 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Chris Brown just REJECTED a plea deal in his Washington D.C. assault case.

Brown was in court facing an assault charge in connection with his run-in with a guy outside his D.C. hotel in October.

The prosecutor revealed in court they had offered Brown a deal -- reducing the charge to simple assault (he currently faces misdemeanor assault which carries a more severe penalty), but Brown's lawyer, Mark Geragos -- who was also in court --- rejected it ... and we think we know why.

Law enforcement sources tell us ... they had combed the area looking for surveillance video capturing the run-in.  For a long, long time they said they had nothing.  Now they seem to be singing a different tune, but haven't turned the video over to Geragos. 

Geragos -- who believes his client did nothing wrong -- is eager to see the video before cutting any kind of deal.

Stay tuned.

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Mumra the Ever Living    

This serial thug and beater of women should be caged until he is no longer a threat to anyone
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290 days ago
17.

Kim    

He HAD to reject the plea deal, a plea to simple assault would automatically be an admission and would send him to jail for violation of probation, he had to take the Jury case at least with that it's 50/50 the plea was an automatic admission of some form of guilt and would have certainly sent him to jail on the violation.

290 days ago
18.

Brian    

Chris Brown will lose this one. Geragos always loses his big cases. Why does anyone even hire him anyway?

290 days ago
19.

RedwoodPerch    

Wants to see the video first... that's funny. In other words... the schmuck is guilty.

290 days ago
20.

GolfWang #FemaleBelieber     

Look at him now !! Lmfaooo loser

290 days ago
21.

namers    

Look at the nice respectable boy in a suit. I'm fooled.

290 days ago
22.

lastrebel    

Funny .. these thugs wanna "b all dat" on the street but, when they have a date with the man... oh how they change their appearance.

290 days ago
23.

texasannie    

can we put this thug in prison yet? what a total loser.

290 days ago
24.

user name    

Don't worry people, just like oj, he will see a jail cell sooner or later!

290 days ago
25.

FUT THE SHUCK UP    

Whether he goes down for this or something else, it doesn't matter. He will go to prison eventually because he is not adapted for society.

290 days ago
26.

Celeb Gossip Addict    

Rehab has worked wonders for him. His face isn't all sunken in like it was before he went in. I hope he is able to stay clean when he is released.

290 days ago
27.

DaDa    

ALL defense attorneys say their client didn't do it! Just look at Cristina in a suit, she looks so out of place.

290 days ago
28.

fyi    

rojojo?

290 days ago
29.

arale norimaki    

chris brown belong in jail not rehab

290 days ago
30.

arale norimaki    

chris brown belong in jail not rehab

290 days ago
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