After spending the night in jail on Sunday following an arrest for felony assault, Chris Brown appeared in a Washington D.C. Superior Court on Monday where his charge was dropped to a misdemeanor, RadarOnline.com is reporting.
Brown, 24, was arrested on Sunday at 4:30 a.m. after an altercation outside the W Hotel in which two men approached his tour bus and the rapper hurled a homophobic slur at one and then allegedly punched him in the face. His bodyguard, Christopher Hollosy, was also arrested.
The alleged vicim, Isaac Adams Parker, 20, of Beltsville, Maryland, told cops the singer said, “I’m not down with that gay sh*t,” when he tried to jump into a photo that Brown was posing for with a female fan on the sidewalk.
Parker said that Brown then punched him in the face with his closed fist, according to the police report.
However, according to court papers, Brown claims he never punched the man in the face and he pled not guilty.
Brown was released without bail, but he is required to stay at least 100 yards from the victim.
Hollosy was also released and his charge dropped to a misdemeanor.
Brown is currently on probation for his 2009 beating of Rihanna, so the nixing of a felony charge is good news for the singer.