Chris Brown has done it again; the singer has once more found himself in legal trouble after attacking a man near a hotel.
He was arrested early Sunday in Washington, DC, when a man supposedly “photo-bombed” Brown’s photo with two female fans. The incident occurred outside the W Hotel at around 4:30 AM, which led to Brown reportedly saying, “I’m not into this gay shit, I’m into boxing,” before punching the man in the face.
Brown’s bodyguard Christopher Hollosy, 35, was also charged with assault for stepping in front of Brown and hitting the man.
Police told CNN that the alleged victim, Isaac Parker, was treated and released from the hospital with a swollen and bruised face. He suffered non-life threatening injuries.
Because Brown is still on probation for assaulting then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009, his violation could result in jail time. Two other probation violation charges in the past year have already led to another thousand hours of community service.
It’s been four years since the violent assault on Rihanna and Brown has managed to get himself into a string of legal issues since, including a hit and run in May when he rear-ended another car, numerous disputes with fellow entertainers and now one more assault charge to throw into the mix.
Although not classified as a hate crime, the homophobic slur added atop his recent Twitter rampage and supposed anti-gay insults aimed at Frank Ocean clearly shows he’s no longer interested in attempting to undermine homophobia in the music industry.
In addition, when it comes to his anger, no half-assed apology is going to excuse the assault over the weekend. Nor will it excuse breaking a window in the “Good Morning America” studios because he was asked about Rihanna during an interview.
Chris Brown has very openly told the world he is not planning on changing his attitude or taking his actions seriously anytime soon.
Brown will be back in court in Los Angeles on November 20 for an update on his probation.