What's NEW on Zando?

Shop our latest arrivals for shoes & apparel now!

Brown’s probation revoked

Comment on this story


IOL pic nov21 chris brown hearing

Associated Press

Singer Chris Brown arrives at court for a probation review hearing on Nov 20, 2013.

London - Chris Brown's probation has been revoked.

A Californian judge took away the 'Fine China' singer's right to freedom in light of his arrest in October for an alleged assault in Washington, D.C., but rather than sentencing him to jail, has said he can continue with his current 90 day court-ordered rehab treatment for anger management.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James Brandlin said: "I'm pleased he's doing well in the programme and for that reason the court is not included to take the defendant into custody."

Chris, 24, is not allowed to leave California except to travel to a hearing for the Washington D.C. assault case on January 8.

The star has been under probation since his 2009 assault of then-girlfriend Rihanna.

In addition to staying at the rehab facility, the star will continue to complete 24 hours per week of community service. The court has also ruled he must take his prescription medication and abstain from marijuana, including for medicinal purposes, which is legal when prescribed in California.

A report submitted to the court and obtained by E! news states he is making progress.

It reads: "[Chris has] made improvements and positive behaviour change in the programme since his arrival. He is participating in multiple daily group and individual therapy sessions, including anger management.

"[He has] been taken off medical marijuana and is taking psychotropic medication as prescribed.

"[Chris] appears to have a more serious and responsible demeanour and is responding well to dual diagnosis treatment program changes and medication." - Bang Showbiz

To vote on our Tonight poll click here

To sign up for our Tonight newsletter click here


sign up
 
 

Comment Guidelines



  1. Please read our comment guidelines.
  2. Login and register, if you haven’ t already.
  3. Write your comment in the block below and click (Post As)
  4. Has a comment offended you? Hover your mouse over the comment and wait until a small triangle appears on the right-hand side. Click triangle () and select "Flag as inappropriate". Our moderators will take action if need be.

     

Join us on

IOL-Social networks IOL-Social networks IOL-Social networks IOL-Social networks