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Chris Brown settles two assault cases

The R&B singer dropped around $120,000 to get rid of two lingering lawsuits today.

Chris Brown poses for pictures with musicians Ludacris and Swizz Beats. Picture: Supplied.

JOHANNESBURG - R&B singer Chris Brown settled two assault law suits today, one for $100,000 and the other for $20,000, according to entertainment website TMZ.

In the first case, Brown was accused of attacking Parker Adams as he tried to join a picture the singer was taking with two women outside a Washington DC hotel on 27 October, 2013.

Brown allegedly hit the man seconds before his bodyguard Christopher Hollosy did, who was also charged with misdemeanor and assault.

The Turn Up the Music singer was sentenced in the District of Columbia Superior Court to time served in jail, or two days, and was ordered to pay $150 in court costs. Brown had rejected a similar plea accord in June.

Adams had said that Brown and his bodyguard, Christopher Hollosy, punched him and broke his nose when he tried to jump into a fan photo.

TMZ reports the second case was settled for under $20,000.

The artist and fellow singer Frank Ocean got into a brawl over a parking space at a Los Angeles-area recording studio in January 2013.

During the incident, the local sheriff's deputies responded to a call about a fight involving six men in West Hollywood. The deputies cited witnesses as saying that the Grammy-winning Brown, 23, punched Ocean during the brief altercation.

Brown was at the time serving five years' probation for assaulting his on-and-off girlfriend Rihanna in 2009.

Brown made his mark in the music world as a teenager and, despite several brushes with the law, has been able to bounce back professionally.