UPDATE: Chris Brown Gets 5 Years Of Probation
This just in from TMZ:
Chris Brown has copped a plea in his assault case. He won’t do jail time. He’s also been ordered to completely stay clear from Rihanna.
He’ll spend 180 days doing hard labor in Virginia which is where Brown lives – it’s equivalent to Caltrans or graffiti cleanup.
He gets 5 years probation for FELONY assault — he pled guilty. He’ll get supervised probation. He’ll have to come back to court every three months.
He must enroll in a domestic violence counseling program.
The judge said she wanted to make sure that Chris Brown “was treated as any other person who comes through this court.”
Take a look at Rihanna and Chris in court below:
UPDATE: Chris Brown & Rihanna Arrive To Court
Chris Brown and Rihanna are both at the courthouse. TMZ reports:
UPDATE: BIG CHANGE. RIHANNA IS IN COURT. THAT DOESN’T FEEL LIKE A PLEA BARGAIN. She’s wearing all black with sunglasses — looks like a pop star going to a funeral.
UPDATE: Rihanna’s lawyer is in court but she isn’t there. It smells like a plea deal.
UPDATE: Brown is in the courtroom. His head is down and he looks rather upset. His mom is in court, along with other family members. There is reserved family seating.
Chris Brown just walked into the court in downtown Los Angeles, through a sea of media and law enforcement.
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UPDATE: Chris Brown Spotted At Lawyer’s Office
Chris was seem at his lawyer’s office today looking pretty smug:
Chris And Rihanna To Meet In Court Today
Rihanna will come fact to face with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown in court today.
According to tmz.com, Rihanna will take the stand in a preliminary hearing which is set to begin at 1:45 PM PT.
Rihanna’s testimony is very important to this case and folks are hoping she sticks to the story she told cops the night of the beating. Rihanna told the cops Chris had beaten her before and the violence was escalating.
If Chris’ lawyer, Mark Geragos gets to cross examine Rihanna, he is expected to point out that Rihanna was the intial agressor, repeatedly hitting him before he began pounding on her.
The judge in the case has said cameras or livestream coverage is not allowed in his courtroom. We’ll keep you updated throughout the day.
Check out the two at the NBA finals a few weeks ago: