Chris Brown’s Probation Gets Revoked, But Gets No Jail Time
Chris Brown continues to face the consequences from his East Coast brawl and stint behind bars in October.
A Los Angeles judge revoked the singer’s probation Monday stemming from the alleged assault in Washington, D.C., but he got off relatively easy.
Instead of going straight to the slammer, Rihanna’s ex was ordered to stay exactly where he is — in an L.A. rehab facility where he’s been living since Nov. 20 when he was ordered by the court to complete a three-month treatment program for anger management.
He must also perform 24 hours of community service, three additional days of 8-hour community service and he’ll be subject to random drug testing.
According to a report released on his progress, Brown (who sported a new blond ‘do for his court appearance alongside his attorney Mark Geragos) has “made improvements and positive behavior change in the program since his arrival. He is participating in multiple daily group and individual therapy sessions, including anger management,” per E! News.
The report also states the 24-year-old superstar has “been taken off medical marijuana and is taking psychotropic medication as prescribed” and all random drug tests have turned up negative results.
It seems that since getting kicked out of rehab the first time around, Brown is taking the second stay much more seriously: He “appears to have a more serious and responsible demeanor and is responding well to dual diagnosis treatment program changes and medication,” as stated in the report.
Brown will have permission to leave California to appear at a hearing in the D.C. assault case on Jan. 8.