WASHINGTON (KABC) — A judge in Washington, D.C. refused to throw out R&B singer Chris Brown’s assault case Monday.
Brown’s lawyer, Mark Geragos, argued the case should be dismissed because prosecutors abused the grand jury process to prepare for trial. He says prosecutors used the grand jury to “freeze” the testimony of the alleged victim in the case.
The 24-year-old R&B singer and his bodyguard, Christopher Hollosy, are accused of punching a man outside the W Hotel in Washington, D.C. in October.
The two allegedly punched 20-year-old Isaac Parker after he tried to get in a picture the singer was taking with two of the victim’s female friends. Parker suffered a fractured nose and injuries to his face and head.
On Monday, Geragos called the incident “the most investigated misdemeanor of all time.”
Nevertheless, Judge Patricia Wynn concluded that prosecutors had the right to use to the grand jury to assess the strength of their case.
“I am persuaded that there was no abuse,” Wynn said.