A Washington, D.C. judge has rejected a motion to dismiss Chris Brown's assault charge, clearing the way for his trial to begin as scheduled next week (begs14Apr14). The Kiss Kiss hitmaker's lawyer, Mark Geragos, was in court on Monday (07Apr14) and argued that prosecutors had abused the grand jury process in preparations for the upcoming trial, which relates to a fight involving the singer and his bodyguard Christopher Hollosy outside a hotel in October (13).
However, Judge Patricia Wynn dismissed Geragos' claims of misconduct, and now Brown will have to stand trial for the misdemeanour as scheduled on 17 April (14).
Brown, who has pleaded not guilty to the charge, was not in attendance for Monday's hearing - he is still en route from a Los Angeles jail to the U.S. capital after being placed in the custody of U.S. Marshals last Wednesday (02Apr14). The long journey involves multiple stops across the country as the U.S. Marshals pick up other prisoners along the way.
Brown was jailed last month (Mar14) after violating his 2009 probation from his assault on then-girlfriend Rihanna by getting kicked out of a Malibu, California rehabilitation centre, where he had been seeking court-ordered anger management treatment.
Embattled R&B star Chris Brown has been placed under the custody of U.S. Marshals as he makes his way to Washington, D.C. in shackles onboard a plane. The singer was picked up from a Los Angeles jail and escorted to a holding facility in San Bernardino on Wednesday (02Apr14), prior to his long journey to the U.S. capital, where he is facing trial for misdemeanour assault relating to a fight outside a hotel in October (13).
Brown, who was jailed last month (Mar14) after violating his probation in connection to a 2009 assault conviction, is expected to board a plane on Thursday (03Apr14), but it won't be a direct flight to Washington, D.C. - the flight has multiple stops planned, including one in Oklahoma, so the U.S. Marshals can pick up other prisoners along the way, according to TMZ.com. Website editors report the group will not actually arrive in D.C. until Sunday (06Apr14).
Brown's lawyer, Mark Geragos, is due to appear before a D.C. judge on Monday (07Apr14) in a bid to have his client's charges dropped ahead of the trial start date on 17 April (14).
If the request is denied, Brown will have to remain in jail until his day in court.
The Kiss Kiss hitmaker's problems began last month March (14) when he was asked to leave a Malibu rehabilitation centre, where he had been seeking court-ordered anger management treatment.
A Washington, D.C. judge has granted prosecutors permission to haul embattled singer Chris Brown from a Los Angeles jail to stand trial in the U.S. capital for a misdemeanour assault charge. The R&B star was placed behind bars in California earlier this month (Mar14) after he was asked to leave a Malibu rehabilitation centre, where he had been seeking anger management treatment as part of a court-ordered stay for a probation violation, relating to a fight outside a hotel in Washington, D.C. last October (13). The 24-year-old singer and his bodyguard Christopher Hollosy both stand accused of punching the alleged victim.
Brown's lawyers filed a motion on Wednesday (26Mar14) to have the case dismissed, but it appears the judge is refusing to do so. Instead, he has approved an order to have the Kiss Kiss hitmaker escorted to court in Washington by a U.S. Marshal.
However, the jail transfer cannot be completed until the Los Angeles judge overseeing his probation case signs off on the release, according to TMZ.com.
Brown's trial date has been set for 17 April (14). He has pleaded not guilty, but if convicted, he faces up to four years behind bars.
His probation stems from a 2009 assault on then-girlfriend Rihanna.
Chris Brown's lawyers have asked a judge to dismiss the misdemeanour assault charge the singer is facing in Washington, D.C. The embattled star's legal representatives claim prosecutors misused the grand jury process to prepare for the trial, and filed a motion on Wednesday (26Mar14) to have the case dismissed.
Prosecutors had not responded to the motion as WENN went to press.
The case relates to the alleged assault of a man outside Brown's hotel in the U.S. capital in October (13). The 24-year-old singer and his bodyguard Christopher Hollosy both stand accused of punching the alleged victim.
The singer was sent to a California jail earlier this month (Mar14) after being asked to leave the Malibu rehabilitation centre where he was completing a court order-stay to work on his anger issues.
A court date is set for 17 April (14) for the assault case, and on Wednesday (27Mar14) prosecutors filed legal papers asking for Brown to be moved from a Los Angeles jail to Washington, D.C. in time for the trial.
Embattled R&B star Chris Brown's jail time has been extended to the end of April (14) in a bid to keep him out of trouble until his next court hearing. The 24-year-old singer was arrested and taken into custody on Friday (14Mar14) after he was asked to leave a Malibu, California rehab facility for reportedly violating the centre's rules.
As a result of his dismissal, lawmakers in California ruled he had violated a court order to complete a rehab stint.
The judge who sentenced Brown after he was arrested and charged with beating up then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009 initially ordered the singer to live in the Malibu, California rehab facility for 90 days in an effort to sort out his anger issues, but he extended the star's rehab stay earlier this month (Mar14), and instructed Brown to stay put until his ongoing assault case, relating to a fight outside a hotel in Washington, D.C. in November (13), was over.
On Monday (17Mar14), Superior Court Judge James R. Brandlin refused a request to allow Brown to complete rehab at another facility and set a probation violation hearing for 23 April (14).
Judge Brandlin also told the singer and his attorney Mark Geragos that he was concerned about remarks the star allegedly made while in rehab about the use of guns and knives, and ruled Brown should stay behind bars.
Troubled R&B star Chris Brown is on his way to jail after violating an order to complete rehab. The Kiss Kiss singer has reportedly been kicked out of the treatment facility where he has been battling anger management issues for the past four months.
The judge who sentenced Brown after he was arrested and charged with beating up then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009 initially ordered the singer to live in the Malibu, California rehab facility for 90 days in an effort to sort out his temper problems, but the lawmaker extended the star's stint earlier this month (Mar14), and instructed Brown to stay put until his ongoing assault case, relating to a fight outside a hotel in Washington, D.C. in November (13), was over.
Sources tell TMZ.com that Brown was asked to leave the treatment facility on Friday morning (14Mar14) for violating rules.
It's the second time the singer has been thrown out of rehab this year - he was asked to leave another facility following a heated exchange with his mother, which culminated in the star hurling a brick through her car window.
Reports he was arrested on Friday afternoon without incident, taken to the inmate reception centre in downtown Los Angeles and booked in to jail.
Brown is still on probation for his 2009 assault conviction in the assault.
A German man has been arrested on suspicion of drug possession outside Paris Hilton's Los Angeles home, a day after he turned up at the property and reportedly professed his love for the socialite. The overzealous fan is said to have arrived in the U.S. on Thursday night (06Feb14) and went straight to Hilton's mansion, where he pleaded with her security guards to grant him access.
He allegedly appeared "extremely drunk" and was told to leave, but he returned on Friday (07Feb14) to try his luck again.
Police were called to the scene and the man, whose identity has yet to be released, was busted for possession of cocaine.
According to TMZ.com, the male had tattoos of Hilton inked all over his body.
Hilton was not at home at the time of the incidents - she left L.A. on Thursday to attend New York Fashion Week with her sister Nicky.
The hotel heiress and reality TV star previously spoke of her stalker fear in 2011 after obsessed fan James Rainford attacked her then-boyfriend Cy Waits outside a Los Angeles courthouse and then violated a restraining order months later by showing up outside her Malibu estate.
Revealing she had spent a fortune on new security measures, she said, "It's scary because you don't know what sort of frame of mind these people are in... I have had to put a whole new security system in, I have to have armed guards on the beachfront and on the PCH (Pacific Coast Highway) to guard my house."
R&B star Chris Brown has had his probation revoked after a Los Angeles judge ruled that assault charges relating to a recent fight in Washington, D.C. violated the terms of his freedom. The Kiss Kiss hitmaker, who was placed on supervised release for his 2009 attack on then-girlfriend Rihanna, appeared in court on Monday (16Dec13) for a progress hearing, but Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James R. Brandlin was not happy with his conduct in Washington, D.C. and revoked his probation.
However, Judge Brandlin decided against having the singer taken into custody as Brown is said to be doing well as he undergoes anger management treatment in a lockdown rehab facility. Brown was ordered to spend 90 days under doctors' care last month (Nov13).
The embattled singer must remain in treatment and return to court on 10 February (14) for another progress update. He must also avoid using medical marijuana until the next hearing.
Brown was slapped with a misdemeanour assault charge in October (13) following a fight outside a Washington, D.C. hotel.
He pleaded not guilty to the allegation, but the bust-up prompted him to seek help to overcome his temper troubles.
He checked in to a rehab centre in Malibu, California on 29 October (13), but left the venue in early November (13). It was subsequently revealed that Brown had actually been kicked out after hurling a rock through his mother's car window during an argument, an outburst which led the judge to sentence him to the 90-day treatment sentence.
It's the second time this year (13) Brown's probation has been revoked - a judge issued a similar ruling in July (13) after he was accused of hit-and-run dating back to a minor incident in May (13). The case was later dismissed.
Frank Ocean's cousin has defended his actions in a parking lot brawl with Chris Brown and his entourage, insisting he only used force to protect the Thinkin Bout You singer from a beating. The Kiss Kiss hitmaker and his bodyguards allegedly clashed with Ocean's crew over a parking space outside the Westlake Studio in West Hollywood in January (13).
Ocean declined to press charges after initially filing a police complaint for battery, but his relative Sha'Keir Duarte decided to launch his own $3 million (£2 million) civil action in August (13), holding Brown responsible for a a vicious beating he allegedly took from a member of the singer's security team.
Brown hit back with a countersuit last month (Nov13), accusing Duarte of provoking the fight - and now Ocean's cousin has admitted to the accusation, but claims he was only trying to defend his cousin.
In legal documents obtained by TMZ.com, Duarte confesses to using "reasonable and necessary" force to protect himself and Ocean against one of Brown's minders, called Hood.
Brown has since sought professional treatment for anger management after becoming involved in another brawl outside a Washington, D.C. hotel in October (13). He was ordered to submit to another 90 days in treatment as part of his probation after he was kicked out of a Malibu, California medical facility for hurling a rock through his mother's car window during an argument in November (13).
Chris Brown's lawyer has asked a judge to excuse the embattled singer from a court hearing in Washington D.C. next week (begs25Nov13) so he can remain in Los Angeles for anger management treatment. The Kiss Kiss hitmaker is due to appear before a judge on Monday (25Nov13) in relation to a charge of misdemeanour assault following a fight outside a Washington, D.C. hotel last month (Oct13).
The arrest prompted Brown, who has pleaded not guilty to the count, to seek professional counselling in Malibu, California for his temper troubles, but he was kicked out of the facility just 13 days later after reportedly hurling a rock through his mother's car window following a disagreement.
The incident was revealed in documents submitted to a California judge on Wednesday (20Nov13) as part of his probation review, during which Brown was ordered to spend 90 days in a live-in rehab centre in Los Angeles and submit to random drug testing.
As a result of the counselling punishment, his lawyer, Mark Geragos, has appealed to the official overseeing his Washington, D.C. criminal case to allow the R&B star to sit out the hearing, reports TMZ.com.
The judge has yet to issue a ruling over the request.