Chris Brown will have to wait to hear his fate. A judge has postponed the formal sentencing in his assault case against Rihanna.
The 20-year-old pop star, who pled guilty to felony assault in June, appeared in a Los Angeles courtroom on Wednesday wearing a dark suit, light pink shirt, and striped tie.
Judge Patricia Schnegg delayed his sentencing until August 27 at 2 p.m. PST because she was waiting for a report from the state of Virginia. She wants Brown to perform hard labor to fulfill his community service.
“The judge was awaiting confirmation from Virginia as to what Chris would be doing as part of his labor in Virginia,” explained Rihanna’s attorney Donald Etra. “He had 90 percent of documents that she needed in order to impose sentence, but documents from Virginia still have not arrived.”
Etra also spoke about his client’s well-being. “Rihanna is hard at work. She has appreciated the love and support that her friends, family, and fans have given her over the months.”
In response to speculation that Brown had violated the order to stay 50 yards away from Rihanna, he said, “There has been no violation of the stay-away order.”