Chris Brown has finally been released from jail after being charged with assault with significant bodily injury during a fight in Washington, D.C. over the weekend.
Brown caught a break at his arraignment today when the assault charge was reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor. He pled not guilty.
The Virginia native was released from jail without bail. He was ordered to stay 100 yards away from the victim. Chris’ mother and fellow singer/Virginia native Trey Songz were at the courtroom for the arraignment.
As we reported earlier, Brown was arrested, along with his bodyguard, for felony assault early Sunday morning in Washington D.C. after allegedly attacking a man outside the W Hotel and breaking his nose. Chris was also ordered to take a drug test but the judge vacated that order.
According to TMZ, Brown allegedly got into an argument with a man outside the W Hotel after performing at an after party for Howard University’s homecoming. Law enforcement sources told TMZ that the fight started when the victim and his friend photobombed Chris, who was posing for a picture with two girls.
However, Chris’ camp disputes that version of events and claim that the victim and his friend tried to force their way onto Brown’s tour bus, and Chris was just trying to stop them from trespassing.
Chris Brown is still on probation stemming from his assault on on-again, off-again girlfriend Rihanna. Stay tuned as this story develops.