Monday, April 21, 2014

Chris Brown’s Bodyguard Found Guilty

Chris Brown’s bodyguard was found guilty of assaulting a man on a Washington sidewalk, just before the singer’s own trial began. D.C. Superior Judge Patricia Wynn said Christopher Hollosy was not justified in hitting Parker Adams since there was no evidence he was advancing on the singer as he took photos with a fan.

Wynn, who will also decide Brown’s case, said she believed the testimony of a limousine driver who said Brown hit Adams before Hollosy attacked. Although Brown faces just a misdemeanor charge, the singer has a lot riding on Monday’s assault trial in Washington.

He could receive probation in the District of Columbia if found guilty, but a Los Angeles judge is waiting on the verdict before deciding whether Brown, 24, will remain jailed in California. An acquittal would give Brown’s lawyer a chance to argue that he should be allowed to make his own way back to California for a probation hearing. Otherwise, he’ll have to go back the way he came to Washington: on “Con Air,” the federal inmate transport system.

The singer’s trial was set to start immediately after Wynn announced her verdict in last week’s trial of Brown’s bodyguard Hollosy. Hollosy’s case was tried first so that he could freely testify in his boss’ defense about the sidewalk fight that landed them both in jail in October. He’s expected to say that he landed the punch that broke Adams’ nose and that he did it because it was his job to protect Brown. +Chris Brown