Chris Brown’s Assault Charge Reduced to Misdemeanor, Singer Pleads Not Guilty

Chris Brown’s day just got a little better.

Aside from being released from jail without bail this Monday, the “Don’t Wake Me Up” crooner’s recent assault charges — which he was slapped with after attacking a man outside the W Hotel in Washington, D.C over the weekend — has been reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor. According to TMZ, Brown has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The singer has ordered been ordered to stay 100 yards away from the victim, who was hospitalized following the fight. Brown’s bodyguard, who was reportedly also involved in the attack, has also had his charges reduced to a misdemeanor.

As Celebuzz previously reported, Brown was taking a photo with two female fans Sunday when two men rushed over to get into the photo, which allegedly triggered the singer to say, “I’m not into this gay s**t, I’m into boxing,” before punching the victim.

The unidentified male victim sustained non-life threatening injuries, was treated and released, according to police.