Chris Brown Sentenced to Five Years' Probation; Judge Issues Warning on Rihanna "Chatter"

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Chris Brown was formally sentenced in Los Angeles today after accepting a plea deal to felony assault for beating the crap out of Rihanna in February.

His lawyer, Mark Geragos, named the community service program in Virginia in which Brown will be enrolling in a 52-week domestic violence program.

Brown was sentenced to five years probation and 180 days of community labor. Here are the terms of Chris' probation, as stipulated by the judge:

  • He is subject to search and seizure 24/7 for the next 60 months years. He can't own any dangerous weapon, including guns or knives. He must surrender any firearms in his possession within 24 hours.
  • Brown must personally come to court every three months during probation. The first appearance will be November 19.
  • Chris must report by phone every 72 hours as requested.
  • He must provide DNA samples as requested by authorities.
  • Chris must perform 180 days of community labor.
  • He must get approval before leaving the U.S.
  • Brown is ordered not to "harass, assault, threaten or molest" Rihanna. He can't have any contact, even on the phone or through a third person.

Chris Brown will not do time, but his probation terms are no joke.

Regarding the last item, Judge Patricia Schnegg said during the sentencing, "I am not immune to the chatter on the airwaves" - almost certainly a reference to reports that Brown and Rihanna are still talking or have even hooked up.

The judge says she means business and will consider it a probation violation and enforce the appropriate consequences if he does not abide by that order.

Do you think Chris Brown's sentence is fair?


Oh poor thug, CB. Has to do hard labor for a little thing like beating the cr*p out of a woman 1/2 his size?! What a jerk. The thug should go to jail for years. I do not see any remorse or rehabilitation for this creep. You can take the thug out of the ghetto but you can't take the ghetto out of the thug. Go away, CB!


Fair? He got worse than many pedophiles. THAT'S NOT fair.


Derek, yeah OJ Jr., f*ckin loser you are Derek. Must be a white boy with racial issues. Go to the nearest trailer park, pick you a slut with a pierced tongue - a match made in Heaven!!! Lol!!


Please people, Chris was totally wrong to hit Rihanna, but you know darn well that Rihanna opened up her big, jealous, selfish, conceited, better than anyone else, f*cking mouth. Watch you are gonna read that no man can deal with the selfish little b*tch, then will you see that she needs to go back to Barbados and fall off a cliff with her "Umbrella-ella-ella"


Chris must be O.J. junior. He's gonna end up the same way.


Oooh, what a big, brave man, beating up on a girl. 5 years of hard labor would have been better. Any woman going out with this loser is a wacko.


Slap on the wrist - but then again, all women beaters get slaps on the wrist. What a shame.

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