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OTRC: Chris Brown hit-and-run case dropped

Chris Brown appears at the Billboard Music Awards on May 19, 2013. (Sara De Boer/STARTRAKS PHOTO via ABC)

A misdemeanor hit and run charge against Chris Brown has been dropped.

A Los Angeles judge announced on Thursday, Aug. 15, that a civil compromise had been reached, the Associated Press reported. The R&B singer was accused of rear-ending a car stopped at a red light in May and then refusing to give the female driver his insurance information. He says the two did exchange information but that he accidentally gave the wrong data.

Last week, Brown turned himself in to police and spent 40 minutes in jail in connection with the case.

He had initially pleaded not guilty to the charge last month.

Brown's probation, stelling from his 2009 beating of then-girlfriend Rihanna, was revoked in July in connection with the hit-and-run charge. He has has a hearing about his probation next week and faces potential jail time if he is found to have violated it.

Brown, meanwhile, has to deal with another legal matter that has surfaced.

He was recently sued for assault and battery by a man who says a member of the singer's entourage punched and kicked him during a fight near a recording studio in January, the Associated Press had reported. The man says he was there to help singer Frank Ocean with a recording session and that the scuffle occurred after Brown parked in Ocean's parking spot.

He claims Brown himself taunted him and threatened that the fight could escalate into a shooting, the news wire said. Brown's lawyer says the case is frivolous and will seek to have it dismissed.

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