Chris Brown just got cut a big break … the assault charge has just been reduced from a FELONY to a MISDEMEANOR … and Chris pled not guilty. Chris has just been released without bail. He”s also required to stay 100 yards away from the victim.
Chris had been ordered to take a drug test, but the judge just vacated that order. It”s standard in such cases to order a drug test, but that has been cancelled.
The bodyguard”s charge was also reduced to a misdemeanor.
our sources broke the story … Brown was arrested for felony assault early Sunday morning in Washington D.C. after allegedly attacking a man outside a hotel and breaking his nose.
Brown allegedly got into an argument with a man, said “I”m not down with that gay s**t, I”m into boxing,” and then punched him in the nose.
Law enforcement sources tell our sources … the fight started when the man and his friend photobombed Chris, who was posing for a picture with two girls.
Sources close to Chris insist the fight wasn”t over a photo — they say the alleged victim tried to force his way onto Chris” tour bus, and Chris was merely trying to stop a trespass.
Brown has been in custody since the incident.