Singer Chris Brown, left, arrives at the District of Columbia Superior Court in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, with his lawyer, for a status hearing in a case in which he's accused of hitting a man outside a Washington hotel. The R&B singer was arrested in October after a man said the singer hit him outside the W Hotel. Brown and his bodyguard each face a misdemeanor assault charge.    (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Singer Chris Brown, left, arrives at the District of Columbia Superior Court in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, with his lawyer, for a status hearing in a case in which he's accused of hitting a man outside a Washington hotel. The R&B singer was arrested in October after a man said the singer hit him outside the W Hotel. Brown and his bodyguard each face a misdemeanor assault charge. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)