Chris Brown’s Charges Reduced

    Singer Chris Brown, center, departs the H. Carl Moultriel courthouse Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, in Washington. A charge against the Grammy Award-winning R&B singer has been reduced to a misdemeanor and he was ordered released after his arrest Sunday following an altercation outside a Washington hotel. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

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    Chris Brown got a lucky break Monday: the charges stemming from a fight at a Washington, D.C. nightclub in early Sunday morning were reduced from felony assault to misdemeanor. Brown was arrested after allegedly punching a man in a fight outside a Washington hotel, although Brown has maintained he did not strike the man. According to court papers, the man attempted to get in a picture with Brown, who allegedly said “I’m not into gay sh**” and the man reportedly responded “then why you be ho-ing?” Brown allegedly said “I feel like boxing” and then punched the alleged victim. Brown, who is still on probation for beating up Rihanna in 2009, was released on his own recognizance.

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