Chris Brown probation revoked because of D.C. arrest

December 17, 2013
R&B singer Chris Brown appears in court for a probation violation hearing. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
R&B singer Chris Brown appears in court for a probation violation hearing. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Chris Brown’s probation has been revoked because of his D.C. arrest this fall — but he escapes jail time.

In Los Angeles Monday for a hearing related to his 2009 beating of former girlfriend Rihanna, the R&B singer appeared before a judge who said Brown’s misdemeanor assault charge in Washington violated terms of his probation, the LA Times reports. However, the judge was “pleased with Brown’s progress,” and chose not to send him into custody.

A quick update on his “progress”: After spending a night in D.C. jail in October after allegedly punching a man in the face outside the W Hotel, Brown checked into rehab. Later, reports revealed the Brown was kicked out of the rehab facility for smashing his mother’s car window during a counseling session. After that, a judge sentenced Brown to three more months of rehab for anger management, plus community service and drug testing.

In terms of his D.C. case, Brown was allowed to skip a Nov. 25 hearing in Washington while he was in a treatment facility in California; he is scheduled to be here in court again on Jan. 8. He could face a maximum of 180 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.

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