Incident or Accident? Chris Brown Arraigned on Misdemeanor Assault

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Incident or Accident? Chris Brown Arraigned on Misdemeanor Assault

Pop star Chris Brown and his bodyguard were arraigned Monday on a single count of misdemeanor assault in Washington, D.C., following their arrest over the weekend stemming from an incident outside a nightclub.

Brown, 24, was arrested with his bodyguard following “an altercation” outside the W Hotel at 4:30 a.m., a D.C. police spokeswoman confirmed to ABC News.

The incident happened after Brown left the D.C. club The Park at Fourteenth. Brown was held until his court hearing, since he is reported to be on probation and not eligible for release until seeing a judge, a source told ABC News.

ABC News obtained a police report filed by the alleged victim, later identified as Parker Adams, 20, of Beltsville, Md. Parker said he tried to get into a picture that Brown was taking with two other unidentified individuals.

In the report, Adams said Brown hurled out a homophobic slur at him.

“I’m not down with that gay s***,” Brown allegedly said. “I feel like boxing.”

Brown then punched Adams in the face, the report added. The victim sustained swelling and bruises to his nose. Adams was transported to a local hospital.

Christopher Hollosy, reported to be Brown’s bodyguard, also punched Adams in the face, according to the police report. Hollosy, 35, was also charged with felony assault and both were being held until the court hearing.

Brown was partying earlier in the night at the club for a “Homecoming Weekend” party. ABC News affiliate WJLA reports Howard University was celebrating its homecoming, though a university spokeswoman said the party was not sponsored by or affiliated with the school.

"Christopher Brown committed no crime," said his attorney Danny Onorato. "We understand that his security staff acted to protect Mr. Brown and his property as he was authorized to do under D.C. law. We are confident that Mr. brown will be exonerated of any wrongdoing."

"Right now my sense is to let that play through the criminal justice system," said Adams' attorney Vincent Napoleon. "And the facts will bear what they are. And I'm sure you will become more familiar with the facts as we did as the local courts and the U.S. Attorney proceed."