Chris Brown’s attorney doesn’t want singer to ‘languish’ in D.C.

Chris Brown leaves the District of Columbia Superior Court on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Photo)
Chris Brown leaves the District of Columbia Superior Court on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Photo)

Chris Brown’s legal team is fighting Washington prosecutors’ efforts to put the crooner in federal custody to travel from the L.A. jail where he’s serving time to D.C. to face trial on April 17 for an assault charge.

“We have no assurance he would it make it in time for the trial. Then, we’ve got no ability to get him back here,” Brown’s attorney, Mark Geragos said in a court filing, according to the L.A. Times. “I don’t want him languishing there.”

D.C. prosecutors had asked that Brown be put in the custody of U.S. Marshals for the trip. Geragos is suggesting instead that the California judge block the federal order placing him in the feds’ hands or allow him to accompany Brown, the L.A. Times reports.

Brown and his bodyguard, Chris Hollosy, were each charged with  misdemeanor assault after a fight outside the W Hotel last year. But getting him to D.C. been complicated, since the singer is currently serving time on the left coast for a 2009 assault on his then-girlfriend, the pop star Rihanna.

Meanwhile, his current girlfriend, model Karrueche Tran — who accompanied Brown to his Jan. 8 court date in Washington — posted a video to Instagram in which she plays a voicemail from the singer to his fans thanking them for supporting him:

 

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Emily Heil is the co-author of the Reliable Source and previously helped pen the In the Loop column with Al Kamen.
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