Chris Brown Released After Misdemeanor Assault Charges

The troubled singer says the man he allegedly punched was trying to get on his tour bus.
1:45 | 10/29/13

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That's the question, robin roberts. We're going to begin with chris brown. He was caught punching a man outside of a hotel early sunday. Reporter: Chris brown left this d.C. Courthouse monday night, after spending sunday night in jail. The 24-year-old entertainer and his bodyguard were each charged with misdemeanor assault after allegedly punching a man in the nose. Christopher brown committed no crime. We understand that his security acted to protect mr. Brown. And mr. Brown's property. Reporter: Brown was arrested after allegedly attacking 20-year-old parker adams. In the police incident report, the singer said I'm not down with that gay expletive. I feel like boxing. Then, parker told police, brown punched him in the face. According to the report, brown's bodyguard threw a second punch. Late monday, chris brown pleaded not guilty. His camp claims the victim was trespassing. His bodyguard was trying to stop him. Adams told tmz, he would have accepted an apology at the scene. But now, plans to press charges. Our client has -- Reporter: The bigger issue for the embattled pop star is that he's still on probation for that infamous february 2009 incident, when he pleaded guilty to attacking then-girlfriend rihanna. He was sentenced to more than 1,400 hours of community service and 5 years of probation. Violation of his probation could mean up to four years in jail. It will now be up to a judge to decide if his alleged most recent hit is in violation of his probation. For "good morning america," linsey davis, abc news, new york.

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