Chris Brown's Probation Revoked in Rihanna Case
Chris Brown can’t catch a break. The R&B superstar has had his probation revoked in the Rihanna assault case after he traveled without approval for a concert and failed to complete community service on time.
The Grammy-winning singer showed up to an L.A. courtroom for a progress report on Thursday (Jan. 15). The judge reprimanded him for performing at a recent show in San Jose without obtaining permission to travel. His attorney Mark Geragos told the judge that his office incorrectly advised Brown that he didn’t need permission to travel (via AP).
Brown was also supposed to complete 1,000 hours of community labor by the end of January, but he is still 200 hours short.
Additionally, the probation report expressed concern over Sunday’s shooting at a San Jose club. Brown was on stage when five people were injured.
The judge also noted an August 2014 shooting that occurred while Brown was hosting a pre-VMA party at 1OAK in West Hollywood. Several people were shot including Suge Knight.
Nothing can stop what God has planned. Surround yourself with elevators! It's almost over… Keeping pushing forward and don't break!
— Chris Brown (@chrisbrown) January 16, 2015
The probation officer recommended that Brown serve time, saying that the singer has shown “a pattern of making choices that are counterproductive.”
Brown will remain free until a March 20 hearing when the judge will receive an update from probation officials.
He is scheduled to kick off his “Between the Sheets Tour” with Trey Songz on Jan. 28 in Hampton, Va.