@ChrisBrown #News – 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.
Sources tell TMZ … there’s some question as to who threw a punch to the alleged victim’s face. The original police report said Brown’s bodyguard threw the punch, and we’re told that’s why the charge against Chris has been reduced.
TMZ 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 TMZ … 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.