Chris Brown’s History of Violence

Celebuzz / August 26, 2009

As it turns out, Chris Brown’s assault on ex-girlfriend Rihanna earlier this years wasn’t an isolated incident.

The Los Angeles Times reports that the “Run It!” singer—who was sentenced to five years probation and six months community labor on Tuesday—was involved in two other, unreported incidents “related to domestic violence” prior to the February beating.

According to a report filed by a probation officer for Brown’s sentencing, approximately three months before the February incident, Brown and Rihanna had a “verbal dispute” in Europe that escalated into physical violence, with Rihanna slapping Brown and Brown responding by shoving Rihanna into a wall.

And a mere three weeks prior to the February incident, Brown broke the driver’s and front passenger’s windows in a borrowed Range Rover that he and Rihanna were riding in, following an argument that the two had in Rihanna’s homeland of Barbados.

During yesterday’s sentencing, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg ordered Brown to stay at least 100 yards from Rihanna during his five-year probationary period, unless the two have professional obligations to attend an entertainment event, in which case he must remain at least 10 yards from the singer.

Let us know in the comments section: Are you surprised at all by these new revelations about Brown’s violent past?