Just before Chris Brown was shipped off to Washington, D.C. to face charges in an assault trial, his lawyer protested, saying there would be no guarantee when the trial would start, and the singer could be left in limbo in the nation's capital. It looks like there was something to that argument.
Brown's trial was expected to start Monday morning, but after his bodyguard was found guilty, the trial was delayed. But now, it looks like it could be delayed for months. Chris Hollosy, Brown's bodyguard, has said he won't testify for Brown unless he is given immunity or until his appeal process is done, so it appears the prosecutors have decided to wait and see how that goes.
But Brown is apparently not doing well in jail, and thinks the system has failed him.
"He's not happy, he's been broken and he's stuck in jail. This is bulls***," a source told The Hollywood Gossip. "His bodyguard already told police he's guilty."
Hollosy and Brown were both charged with assault in the case, which was brought by a man allegedly attacked by the two after trying to take pictures of Brown. The singer had already been on probation for an assault on then-girlfriend, Rihanna, back in 2009.
"I think it's a little over the top to have him in custody on this misdemeanor when everybody saw the bodyguard's trial and which was nothing more than a bloody nose," Brown's lawyer, Mark Geragos, told CNN. "And you have got the bodyguard who was convicted and who readily admitted he was the one who did the punching. So all of this is much ado about nothing."
The D.C. judge has scheduled the next hearing for June in the case, but according to MTV, it could take up to six months to process Hollosy's appeal. What it all means for Brown is that he will now be returned to California by U.S. Marshals.
"The cynic in me would say apparently it is not a search for the truth, because if they wanted the truth, they would give Hollosy immunity and allow him to testify," Geragos said.
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