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Chris Brown's Bodyguard Convicted of Assault

Pop star's misdemeanor assault trial for allegedly punching a man in Washington, D.C. will begin Wednesday

April 21, 2014 12:05 PM ET
Christopher Hollosy
Christopher Hollosy
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UPDATE (4/23): Chris Brown's assault trial has been delayed until at least June, reports AP. The trial was originally set to start today, but prosecutors told the presiding judge that they won't grant Christopher Hollosy, Brown's bodyguard convicted of assault earlier this week, immunity to testify at the singer's trial.

A Washington, D.C. judge has convicted Chris Brown's bodyguard of assault, giving a preview of a similar case against Brown, The Associated Press reports. Following a two-day trial, Christopher Hollosy left the courthouse with a misdemeanor conviction and a June 25th sentencing date. He intends to appeal.

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Judge Patricia Wynn will try Brown's charge next, which has been delayed until Wednesday. Attorneys working on the trial are figuring out testimony regarding Hollosy's testimony, as Brown's lawyers want him to testify on their client's behalf.

Brown and Hollosy were arrested last October outside a Washington D.C. hotel for allegedly punching 20-year-old Parker Adams. Hollosy told police at the time that he struck Adams when he tried to board Brown's tour bus. Brown told authorities he was on his tour bus at the time of the alleged attack. Adams had a different story at trial, claiming he had asked for a photo with the pop star, who was talking to two women at the time.

Adams has filed a $3 million civil suit against Brown and Hollosy, looking to get $1.5 million from each defendant for medical bills. The bodyguard's lawyer claimed Adams was looking to "get rich" from surviving a bloody nose. Court papers say Adams' nose was fractured.

If Brown is convicted of the assault, he could face jail time, as the singer was still under probation for assaulting his then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009. The pop star checked himself into a rehab facility following his D.C. arrest, but was kicked out for violating its rules. He was later jailed and has been in custody ever since.

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