There’s little chance for another mob scene outside the Washington courthouse for R&B singer Chris Brown’s court date on Thursday — or at any rate, if his fans do show up, they’re likely to be disappointed, since a judge has given Brown permission to skip the session.
Brown was due in court for a status hearing on the misdemeanor charge against him and his bodyguard stemming from his arrest last year after a fight outside the W Hotel.
But a judge last week granted the troubled crooner’s request to waive his attendance; his legal team — which includes lawyer-to-the-stars Mark Geragos (who’s repped the likes of Winona Ryder and Michael Jackson) will handle things. The judge could set a trial date at the hearing.
Brown has other left-coast business to attend to. He’s still serving probation in Los Angeles for a 2009 conviction related to the assault case involving his ex, pop star Rihanna. And his legal woes keep mounting: He’s reportedly being sued by a man who claims that Brown and his entourage beat him up after a basketball game gone wrong last July.