Chris Brown Rejects Plea Deal In D.C.

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Updated: Jan. 8, 2014 3:05 p.m.
Posted: Jan. 8, 2014 5:11 a.m.

WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — Lawyers for Chris Brown say the singer has rejected a plea deal in a case in which he’s accused of hitting a man outside a Washington hotel.

Brown appeared Wednesday afternoon in a D.C. court. He and his bodyguard face a misdemeanor assault charge after an October altercation outside the W Hotel.

Speaking outside of court, Brown’s lawyer, Danny Onorato said they had decided not to accept the plea because “Chris Brown’s not guilty.”

His lawyers say they expect a trial date to be set at another hearing, scheduled for Feb. 20.

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