Chris Brown’s Washington assault trial was unexpectedly delayed for months Wednesday – raising new questions over the singer’s status as an inmate.
The Grammy winner was in court Wednesday morning for the scheduled start of the non-jury misdemeanor trial, but it was continued until at least late June over issues involving testimony from his burly bodyguard Chris Hollosy.
Hollosy was convicted of simple assault Monday in a related case stemming from the same October incident in which both men were accused of punching a Maryland art student outside a W Hotel.
Hollosy said he plans to appeal and won’t testify during the appeal process unless prosecutors grant him immunity.
Prosecutors declined the request.
The muscleman is scheduled for sentencing June 25, just hours before the next status hearing in Brown’s case.
Brown has been behind bars on a no-bail hold since March 14.
He was arrested in southern California after getting kicked out of court-ordered anger management rehab. The "Run It" singer was transported to Washington in the custody of U.S. Marshals via bus and Con Air, sources said.
The Los Angeles County judge overseeing his 2009 Rihanna-related felony assault case had ordered him to remain in rehab pending a decision on whether the Washington incident violated his probation.
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