Chris Brown may be able to leave jail early if he settles an oustanding assault case.
As you may have heard, Chris Brown recently headed back to jail after being kicked out of his second rehab facility for touching the hands and elbows of a woman, refusing a drug test and making "harsh comments" about the program during a group session. He's currently on 23-hour lockdown in a Los Angeles cell.
Although he was expected to spend at least a month locked up, it looks like Brown may be released early if he plays his cards right. According to TMZ, Brown's lawyer, Mark Geragos, has been back-channelling, and may be able to spring his client if they're able to reach a settlement in a recent Washington, DC mindemeanor assault case. As always, money is the answer.
Geragos has apparently contacted the plaintiff, Parker Adams, and offered him a settlement check, the latter having filed a $3 million lawsuit against Brown and his bodyguard, Christopher Hollosy, for punitive damages. Brown allegedly broke Adams' nose back in November after he photo-bombed a Kodak moment with two women outside a hotel. (Geragos previously rejected a plea deal for the incident.)
If the settlement doesn't pan out, the assault trial could result in a probation violation in Brown's Rihanna case, which could land him in prison for four years. Stay tuned for updates on this, folks.