Chris Brown Pleads Guilty to Misdemeanor Assault

The singer was arrested last year for allegedly punching a man in D.C.

ByABC News
September 2, 2014, 10:43 AM

— -- Chris Brown pleaded guilty today to misdemeanor assault in his D.C. assault case.

He was sentenced to time already served, as the judge said Brown "has suffered the consequences" of his actions already.

On this charge, Brown has already served jail time and traveled to and from D.C. for hearings more than once.

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One of Brown's attorneys, Danny Onorato, added that the performer's career has also suffered because of this charge.

"I would like to say to the court that I'm sorry," said the singer, who was joined in court by his girlfriend. "I really am sorry."

Last year, Brown, 25, and his bodyguard Chris Hollosy were arrested for allegedly hitting a fan outside of a Washington D.C. hotel. This past June, the singer rejected a plea deal that would have allowed him to avoid more jail time, having already served four months in connection with the case.

Meanwhile, the performer spent several weeks in jail earlier this year after he was removed from a rehab facility for an infraction. The rehab stint was part of his probation stemming from the 2009 assault charge stemming from his altercation with Rihanna.

Brown, who still has 500 hours of community service to serve on that charge, will remain on probation until next year. He was released from jail this past June.