The Maryland man who was punched in the nose by pop and R&B singer Chris Brown last year, and sued Brown and his bodyguard for $3 million, recently settled the case for about $100,000.
TMZ first reported that the civil case settled for about $100,000. One person familiar with the talks said the settlement was “just over” $100,000 but declined to reveal a precise figure. That person spoke on condition of anonymity because the settlement was confidential.
John C. Hayes, attorney for Parker Adams, 25, of Beltsville, confirmed that a settlement was reached and that he recently notified a D.C. Superior Court judge. But Hayes, as well as Brown’s attorneys, declined to comment on the specifics of the deal.
Last month, the 25-year-old Grammy winner pleaded guilty in Superior Court to misdemeanor assault in the Oct. 27, 2013, incident. Authorities say Brown punched Adams in the face following a dispute over Adams having taken a photograph with Brown outside the W Hotel. In pleading guilty, prosecutors agreed not to seek jail time and agreed to time served. Prosecutors were satisfied that Brown had spent four months in a California jail this year after a judge there ruled that he had violated the terms of his probation from his 2009 assault on his then-girlfriend, pop singer Rihanna.
Following a two-day trial in April in which Adams and two other witnesses testified that both Brown and bodyguard Christopher Hollosy struck him, Hollosy, 36, was found guilty. He is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 7, although his attorneys had requested a new trial.