Chris Brown pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault Tuesday in a deal that ensured he would avoid more jail time. The singer punched a man in the face in October while on probation for attacking then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009. Brown faced a maximum of six months in jail and a $1,000 fine for the assault charge.
"I would like to tell the court I'm sorry," Brown said in the D.C. Superior Court on Tuesday," reported the Washington Post. Brown, 25, was sentenced to time served after he spent two days in a Washington, D.C. jail following his arrest and was ordered to pay $150 in court costs. Brown previously pleaded guilty in the case and his trial had been set for April, but was delayed, according to the Associated Press.
Brown was initially arrested for felony assault after allegedly punching Parker Adams, 25, of Beltsville, Md. in the face, after he jumped into a picture with him, TMZ reports. Brown was posing for a picture with two fans when Adams and another man rushed to get into the picture. The performer, who didn't appear to be under the influence of alcohol, reportedly said, “I’m not into this gay s--t, I’m into boxing,” before punching Adams in the face. The fight allegedly continued on the ground.
Brown's bodyguard, Christopher Hollosy, was also arrested for throwing a punch during the fight. He was convicted of misdemeanor assault in April, but has not yet been sentenced.