Chris Brown has rejected a plea deal in his Washington D.C. assault case, according to TMZ.

That's right -- Chris Brown doesn't assault people ... unless they're his girlfriend.

Brown was in court Wednesday in connection with his scuffle with a man outside his D.C. hotel in October.

The prosecutor said they offered to reduce the charge to simple assault (he currently faces misdemeanor assault, which carries a stiffer penalty). Brown's lawyer Mark Geragos rejected it.

Law enforcement sources reportedly told TMZ they combed the area looking for surveillance video capturing the alleged assault. They haven't produced a video yet. Geragos -- who has said Brown did nothing wrong -- wants to see a video before cutting a deal.

Singer Chris Brown, left, arrives at the District of Columbia Superior Court in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014.
Singer Chris Brown, left, arrives at the District of Columbia Superior Court in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Brown was already on probation in California for a 2009 attack on then-girlfriend Rihanna. A judge revoked that probation in December because of the new assault charges. Brown was still required to complete rehab and community service as part of the deal for his probation. He is due back in court Feb. 10 for a progress report on his rehab stint.

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