Chris Brown to remain in jail until at least June
Chris Brown’s Washington, D.C., assault trial has been put on hold for months, and the judge in the
Rihanna beating case, who had Brown jailed after he was kicked out of rehab last month, just denied the singer's latest bid for freedom.
In the D.C. case, a man named Parker Adams is accusing Brown and his bodyguard of physically attacking him outside the W Hotel in October. The bodyguard, Christopher Hollosy, was found guilty earlier this week for his involvement in the incident.
The singer’s trial was supposed to begin Wednesday, but because Hollosy is no longer willing to testify on Brown’s behalf, it’s been delayed, according to Digital Spy. Hollosy was going to testify that he, not Brown, hit Parker, but only in exchange for immunity. Hollosy also doesn’t want to intervene in Brown’s case until his appeal has worked its way through the courts.
Brown asked the Rihanna judge to grant him release from jail, where he was to remain until his trial began, but that request was denied Wednesday, according to TMZ. The trial has been postponed until June, so Brown, who was flown to D.C. for the trial, will be flown back to L.A., jailed, and then flown back to D.C. when the trial finally does begin.
If he’s convicted, the Rihanna judge could sentence him to four years in prison for violating probation.