Chris Brown’s bodyguard found guilty of assault

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)

A judge Monday morning found singer Chris Brown’s bodyguard, Chris Hollosy, guilty of a misdemeanor assault charge, paving the way for Brown’s case on the same charge to begin, our colleague Keith Alexander is reporting.

The men were charged after a fight outside the W hotel last year during Howard University’s homecoming. A 20 year-old Beltsville man said Brown and his bodyguard punched him after he tried to pose for a picture with Brown. Brown denies hitting him and Hollosy said he was protecting his boss.

Hollosy’s sentencing will be June 25. The charge carries a maximum of six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.

If Brown is convicted, he also faces up to four more years in jail in California as a result of violating the terms of his probation for a 2009 conviction for assaulting his then-girlfriend, Rihanna.

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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