Though Chris is about to enter one of the most trying times in his life, he’s still got his two main ladies by his side. On April 18, both Karrueche and Chris’ mom, Joyce Hawkins, were in attendance for a pre-trial hearing, making it clear that there are still a few ladies on Team Breezy.
Though Chris Brown may feel like he’s staring down the barrel of a gun, three days before his assault trial begins in Washington D.C., he’s not alone in this fight. His mother, Joyce Hawkins, and girlfriend Karrueche Tran made that undoubtedly clear by making the trip to D.C. a few days early to attend a pre-trial hearing on April 18.
Karrueche Tran & Chris Brown’s Mom Support Him In Court
The two first ladies of Team Breezy were spotted heading into the Columbia Superior Court, according to Mail Online, both looking somber ahead of Chris’ trial. Karrueche and Joyce wore matching black coats, going for professional looks for the extremely serious setting.
Though the two women looked clearly saddened by the fact that their favorite guy is back on trial, Chris’s spirits should at least be temporarily lifted, knowing that his loved ones are sticking by his side no matter what.
The courthouse clerk told HollywoodLife.com exclusively that while Chris’ hearing is scheduled today, that doesn’t necessarily mean he will be called to appear. But regardless, it sounds like Joyce is going to be spending most of her time at the courthouse — the clerk also told us that she’s been staking out since yesterday.
Chris Brown Assault Trial Begins
Chris’ trial really kicks off on April 21. He stands accused of assaulting a man outside of the W Hotel in Washington D.C. on Oct. 27. The night of the incident, Chris was charged with a misdemeanor for allegedly punching the man after he tried to get into a photograph Chris was taking with a few female fans. Chris pleaded not guilty to the charge and his camp told HollywoodLife.com exclusively at the time that the altercation really broke out because the victim tried to bum-rush Chris’ tour bus.
Chris’ bodyguard, Christopher Hollosy, was also charged in the incident. His trial began on April 17, where the victim, Parker Adams, testified that he was punched in the nose by Chris, and then hit by the bodyguard as he tried to defend himself.
If the jury decides that Parker’s testimony is believable, and Chris is found guilty, he could go to jail for up to four years. That prospect has to be terrifying, but at the very least, Chris must be glad to know that Karrueche and his mother are there for him to lean on.
— Andrew Gruttadaro