Chris Brown’s Probation Revoked In Rihanna Assault Case

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A judge revoked Chris Brown‘s probation from his 2009 assault case on Rihanna on Thursday after the singer traveled without approval for a concert and failed to complete community service on time.

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Back in December Brown was ordered to not leave Los Angeles County without permission. However, the Grammy-winning singer performed at a nightclub in San Jose on January 11 without approval. This same night, five people were injured during a shootout that occurred while Brown was performing his hit “Loyal.” The singer also failed to complete 1,000 hours of community labor by the end of January, with around 200 hours left.

Defense attorney Mark Geragos told Brandlin that his office incorrectly advised the singer that he did not need permission to travel for the show. However, while the judge accepted Geragos’ explanation, he stated that he needed to revoke the singer’s probation in order to keep control of the case.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James R. Brandlin said Brown can remain free, at least until a March 20 hearing when the judge will receive an update from probation officials.