Apr 8, 2014 09:30 AM
Chris Brown's assault case is moving forward! On Monday, a judge in Washington DC rejected the Grammy-winning singer's request to dismiss the case.
Brown's lawyer Mark Geragos argued the case should be dismissed because prosecutors abused the grand jury process to prepare for trial. Geragos also claimed that prosecutors used the grand jury to "freeze" the testimony of the alleged victim, who says Brown and his bodyguard attacked him outside a DC hotel in October.
Geragos even called the alleged incident, "the most investigated misdemeanor of all time."
While Brown's legal team seemed to think the case had no merit, Judge Patricia Wynn disagreed, ruling that prosecutors had a right to use the grand jury to assess the strength of their case.
"I am persuaded that there was no abuse," Wynn said.
The judge also ordered that Brown and his bodyguard, Christopher Hollosy, will be tried separately, and will both be decided upon via judge, not jury. Hollosy's trial will start his trial April 17. Brown's trial will begin once Hollosy's ends.
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