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Singer Chris Brown’s bodyguard goes on trial in DC

Singer Chris Brown’s bodyguard goes on trial in DC

ON TRIAL:The W Hotel in Washington, Monday, Oct. 28, where singer Chris Brown was arrested, accused of punching a man in the face after the man said he tried to get into a photo with the singer outside the hotel, according to police, the latest legal trouble for the Grammy Award-winning artist. The singer is expected to appear in court Monday on a felony assault charge. Another man, Christopher Hollosy, 35, also was charged with felony assault in the altercation that started just before 4:30 a.m. Sunday, police say. It happened near the W Hotel, not far from the White House. Photo: Associated Press/Cliff Owen

WASHINGTON (AP) — Singer Chris Brown’s bodyguard is going on trial on assault charges in Washington, a case that will be a preview for the musician’s own trial.

Christopher Hollosy’s trial begins Thursday in Superior Court.

Both men were arrested in October after a man accused them of punching him outside a Washington hotel.

Hollosy told police he punched the man after he tried to get on Brown’s tour bus. The man told police Brown and later Hollosy punched him after he tried to get in a photo Brown was taking with two women.

Court papers say the man’s nose was fractured.

Hollosy’s trial is expected to last one to two days. Brown’s trial will follow.

Brown has denied punching the man.

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