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Plea Deal Talks Fall Apart in Chris Brown Case

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorneys for singer Chris Brown and prosecutors have been unable to reach a plea agreement in his assault case in Washington.

Prosecutor Kevin Chambers said Wednesday they offered a deal for Brown to plead guilty to simple assault and time served. But the Grammy-winning singer’s attorney, Mark Geragos, says defense lawyers and prosecutors couldn’t agree on a statement of facts about what happened in October outside the W hotel.

A fan says Brown hit him after he tried to get in a photograph the singer was taking with two women. At the time of his arrest, Brown was on probation for a 2009 attack on singer Rihanna, his then girlfriend.

Brown was in court Wednesday, wearing jeans, a leather jacket and a tie. His trial was scheduled for Sept. 8.

Brown’s bodyguard, Christopher Hollosy, was also charged in the same Washington scuffle. He was accused of being the second person after Brown to strike Parker Adams.

Hollosy was convicted of misdemeanor assault in April. He has not yet been sentenced.

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