Plea deal talks fall apart in Chris Brown case

Singer Chris Brown arrives at the D.C. Superior Court, in Washington,Wednesday, June 25, 2014. Brown arrived for a hearing on the assault charge he faces. Brown was arrested and charged with misdemeanor assault in October, accused of hitting a man outside the W hotel. That man says Brown hit him after he tried to get in a photograph that the singer was taking with two women. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorneys for singer Chris Brown and prosecutors have been unable to reach a plea agreement in his assault case in Washington.

Prosecutor Kevin Chambers said Wednesday they offered a deal for Brown to plead guilty to simple assault and time served. But the Grammy-winning singer’s attorney, Mark Geragos, says defense lawyers and prosecutors couldn’t agree on a statement of facts about what happened in October outside the W hotel.

A fan says Brown hit him after he tried to get in a photograph the singer was taking with two women. At the time of his arrest, Brown was on probation for a 2009 attack on singer Rihanna, his then girlfriend.

Brown was in court Wednesday, wearing jeans, a leather jacket and a tie. His trial was scheduled for Sept. 8.

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