Chris Brown entered a D.C. court around 1:20 p.m. Monday to be arraigned on an assault charge following a fight that broke out over the weekend, but the courtroom was so crowded it delayed the hearing for two hours.
NBC Washington reports:
The crowding has also upset Brown’s mother and members of his entourage, leading to a judge to order all spectators to leave and request that an overflow courtroom be opened.
While the crowding issue was sorted out, Brown’s mother was escorted to an office to calm down.
Dozens of members of Brown’s entourage also attempted to enter the courtroom, and U.S. marshals have threatened to have them removed from the courthouse.
And in support of his friend, Trey Songz showed up to the courthouse.
Brown was arrested on Saturday night after hosting a Homecoming party at the nightclub. Upon returning to his hotel, Brown got into a scuffle with another man. A police report obtained by CNN has identified the alleged victim as 20-year-old Isaac Adams Parker of Beltsville, Maryland.
Although Breezy’s camp maintains that Parker was trying to enter the singer’s tour bus, this is Parker’s account of what happened that night:
Parker told police that he tried to jump into a photo that Brown was posing for with a female fan on the sidewalk when the singer said, “I’m not down with that gay s–t” and “I feel like boxing,” the police report said. Parker said that Brown then punched him in the face with his closed fist, the report said.
Parker also told police that Brown’s bodyguard stepped in and punched him in the face again. The bodyguard, who stands 6-foot-5 and weighs 240 pounds, then grabbed Brown by the arm and pulled him towards the tour bus.
Eventually, Brown and the bodyguard were taken into custody and were being held at the Second District police station. They were later transferred to a central jail cell block for processing, police said.