Chris Brown misdemeanor hit-and-run charge dismissed

LOS ANGELES

Brown did not appear in court Thursday. The judge in the case said a "civil compromise" had been reached in the May 21 accident.

The motorist involved in the accident agreed to the deal because she was reportedly being "castigated" on social media.

A deputy city attorney objected to the deal, but he said no money exchanged hands between Brown and the other party.

The incident could have been ruled as a probation violation for Brown, who remains on probation for the assault of then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009. The singer could have faced up to a year in jail.

City News Service contributed to this report.

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