Chris Brown's probation revoked following D.C. assault charge

The singer won't have to go to jail just yet, because a judge said he could remain in residential rehab.
Posted By Kate Stanton  |  Dec. 16, 2013 at 7:47 PM
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Dec. 16 (UPI) -- L.A. County Superior Court Judge James Brandlin revoked Chris Brown's felony probation stemming from his 2009 beating of then-girlfriend Rihanna, after the 24-year-old singer was arrested on an assault charge outside a Washington, D.C. hotel in October.

But Brown won't go to jail just yet, because he's still in a court-ordered residential treatment facility for his anger management. Judge Brandlin decided Monday not to sent Brown directly to the pokey because his rehab facility commended the singer on his progress in therapy.

"The clinical and medical team have witnessed very positive change in Mr. Brown since his psychotropic medications have been changed and he has been taken off medical marijuana," the facility's program director said. "His ability to emotionally regulate himself has improved markedly."

"I'm pleased that he's doing well," Brandlin said.

According to court filings, Brown just wrapped up a 12-hour ropes course. He also participates in daily individual and group therapy sessions.

Brown will return to court in February for a hearing on possible jail time following rehab.


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