Chris Brown’s assault charge has been reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor following an altercation over the weekend.
The 24-year-old singer appeared in a Washington, D.C. courtroom today in leg irons and handcuffs, where he entered a plea of not guilty.
TMZ reports that it’s unclear as to who threw a punch to the alleged victim’s face. The original police report said Brown’s bodyguard was responsible, and that’s why the charge against Chris has been reduced.
Brown was arrested for felony assault on Sunday morning in Washington, D.C. after allegedly attacking Isaac Parker, 20, outside a hotel and breaking his nose.
The two allegedly got into an argument, and Chris was quoted as saying, “I’m not down with that gay shit, I’m into boxing,” before punching him in the nose.
Chris has been released without bail. He was also ordered to stay 100 yards away from the victim.
He was joined at the courthouse by his family and friends including his mother Joyce Hawkins and Trey Songz. Upon exiting, he was greeted by hordes of screaming fans and media.