Chris Brown pled guilty on Tuesday morning to assaulting a man in front of the W Hotel in Washington D.C back in October of 2013. A D.C. Superior court judge sentenced the r&b singer, who was on probation from the 2009 assault of then girlfriend Rihanna, to time already served.
Brown admitted to hitting the victim who tried to get into a photo Brown was taking with a woman in front of the high end hotel. According to the Associated Press, the 25-year-old remained quiet when he left the courthouse, but during the hearing, the singer said: “I would like to say to the court that I’m sorry.”
“As Chris Brown himself has now finally acknowledged, he punched a man in the face without provocation,” U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen said in a statement. “No matter your status or celebrity, you will be held accountable for such conduct in our city.”
Brown’s lawyer argued that the singer has already suffered consequences following the assault case and that he had already spent several months in jail for violating his probation.
The singer’s girlfriend, Karrueche Tran was in the courthouse in support of her on-again off-again boo.
In April, the “Loyal” singer’s bodyguard, Christopher Hollosy, was convicted of misdemeanor assault for also being involved in the fight.