Transcript for Chris Brown in Court for Alleged Assault
For r & b star chris brown, getting in trouble has become part of his brand. After spending the night behind bars. It was hardly surprising to see fans waiting outside for a glimpse of their beloved accused. But will there be a point where he crosses a line, where even they say enough is enough? Here is lindsay davis. ♪ he has been labeled hip hop's bad boy. While hit after hit continue to play out over the air waves. He left a dc courthouse among a throng of screaming fans and flashing lights. The 24-year-old entertainer spent the night in a washington d.C. Jail cell after allegedly punching a man in the nose. Brown and his body guard were arrested after attacking parker adams. The fight broke out. The alleged victim said they were at the hotel and tried to jump into a photo with him. Chris went nuts, he says. In the incident report the alleged victim said the singer says I'm not down with that gay . I feel like boxing. Brown then punched parker in the face. Brown's body guard then threw a second punch. Tonight chris brown pled not guilty, his camp claiming the victim was trying to get on brown's tour bus and that brown's body guard simply tried to stop him. The only time can legally punch someone in the face is when you reasonably fear death or great bodily harm himself. Brown shortly before the incident inside a nightclub where he had been hosting a par party. I think it's becoming a large part of brown's dna. It's unusual for us to see him as bad or as in the news as we have seen him but I'm not surprised each time I see another chris brown infraction. His temper first game to light when he was accused of assaulting his then girlfriend rihanna. He famously apologized. I thought it was time that you heard directly from me that I'm sorry. I have tried to live my life to make those around me proud of me and until recently I think I was doing a pretty good job. And not even two years later, he threw a chair in the studio of "good morning america." Last june there was the bottle throwing bar brawl involving brown and drake. This january he and r & b star frank ocean allegedly duked it out over a parking spot in may he was accused of a hit and run. Charges were either never filed or dropped in each incident. Without question it looks like trouble seems to follow him. One would argue that after the third or fourth time it would look like his actions seem to bring problems after that. In a world where stars often meet controversy, celebrities often see the perks of maintaining popularity even after scandals erupt. He has been nominated for nine grammys and won one in 2009. He is definitely a moneymaker for them. He is selling albums and winning awards. So far none of this bad behavior seems to affect his music behavior. His bad boy image seems to have helped. Chris brown's last two albums have stormed the charts. Notice. Bad behavior is typically curbed when you see a loss in fans or a loss in revenue. If chris brown doesn't see ether, likely he will continue on this path that we have seen him on. Charlie sheen convicted of assault charges in the past and kanye west ordered to stay ten yards away from a paparazzi, have both managed to continue to have lucrative careers. Only time will tell if chris brown continues to be as fortunate. Christopher brown commit nod crime. We understand that his security acted to protect mr. Brown and mr. Brown's property as he is authorized to do under district of columbia law. We are confident that mr. Brown will be exonerated. The alleged victim said he would have accepted an apology at the scene but now plans to press charges and has already hired a lawyer. I will not describe injuries at this juncture. We will allow the situation -- juries did occur. The issue will be whether prosecutors can prove what he did is a violation of dc law. He could get up to four years in prison. For the 2009 incident, brown was sentenced to more than 1400 hours of community service. In this day and age of reality television, we are seeing that bad behavior is becoming widely accepted and even fuelled in many cases. The more celebrities get breaks for their behavior the more they will think that this is what the public wants to see. It could still be considered a probation violation and possible prison time for the man that many now know more his swinging as much as his singing. When it comes to the court of public opinion, ie, his fans,
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