Incident or Accident? Chris Brown Arraigned on Misdemeanor Assault

Singer, bodyguard arrested after allegedly punching fan outside Washington hotel.
4:45 | 10/29/13

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Transcript for Incident or Accident? Chris Brown Arraigned on Misdemeanor Assault
Now he's been labeled -- -- Bad boy and while he it after it. Continue to play out over the airwaves. Just a few hours ago. Chris Brown let his DC courthouse among the throngs of screaming fans and flashing lights. Last night to 24 year old entertainer spent the night in the Washington DC jail cell. After allegedly punching -- man in the -- -- his bodyguard were arrested after allegedly attacking twenty year old Parker -- the fight broke out around 4:30 Sunday morning. Just a few blocks away from the White House the alleged victim telling police and a friend were. The W. Hotel when they saw Chris brown and trying to jump into a photo with -- Chris went nuts he says. In the police incident report the alleged victim says the singer said I'm not down with that gay expletive I feel like boxing. Brown and punch Parker in the -- according to the report Brown's body -- than through a second punch. Tonight Chris Brown pled not guilty his camp claiming the victim was trespassing trying to get on browns' -- -- and it Brown's body guard simply tried to stop him. This video posted on Brown's YouTube page shows brown shortly before the incident outside a nightclub where he'd been hosting a party I think it's. Come in the large part of Chris Brown's DNA. For an R&B singer it's unusual for us to see him be as bad. Or as. In the news as we've seen him but I'm not surprised each time I see another Chris -- infraction. This she's just the latest in a slew of bad boy antics. His -- first came to light in 2009. When he was initially convicted of assaulting the singer and his then girlfriend Rihanna. It happened in 94 the Grammy Awards he famously apologized to Rihanna and his fans. -- thought it was thought that you've heard directly from me that I am sorry. I have tried to live my life in the way was to make those around me -- -- the and -- -- recently. Think I was doing a pretty good job the restraining order. And you -- -- two years later another incident when he threw a chair in the studio Good Morning America last June there was. A bottle throwing bar brawl inside a New York City nightclub involving the entourages of both -- and hip hop star Drake. This January he and RB star frank ocean allegedly duked it out over a parking spot in May he was accused of a -- -- Charges were either never filed or were dropped -- each of these incidents. I get the more bad behavior that goes unpunished the more bad behavior Woolsey. -- more homers stars often meet controversies. Celebrities often see the perks of maintaining popularity even after scandals erupt. So far none of this bad behavior seems to have affected his music career to the contrary. It seems his bad boy image has helped. Chris Brown's last two albums have topped the billboard charts its fans can't seem to get enough from his -- fine China. Turn -- the music. Bad behavior. Here is typical car when you -- A loss -- fans or a loss in revenue if Chris Brown doesn't see either it's likely he'll continue on this path. That we've seen -- Charlie Sheen who was convicted of assault charges in the past. And -- west he was recently ordered to stay ten yards away from a paparazzi after an altercation. Have both managed to continue to have lucrative careers only time will tell if Chris Brown continues to be as fortunate. 2009 incident brown was sentenced to more than 14100 hours of community service and five years of probation. In this day and age of reality television we're seeing that bad behavior is becoming widely accepted. And even fueled in many cases. The more celebrities aren't -- for their behavior the more they're gonna think that that's exactly what the public wants to see. -- this most recent arrest doesn't lead to a conviction it could still be considered a probation violation. And possible prison time for the man many now -- for his swinging. As much as his singing for Nightline I'm Linda Davis -- New York.

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