Chris Brown Probation Revoked; Singer Not Sent to Jail, Making Progress in Rehab

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Chris Brown's probation has been revoked, following a progress hearing in the Rihanna assault case, but the singer was not remanded into custody.

The decision stems from the R&B singer's arrest for felony assault and subsequent misdemeanor assault charge following an altercation in D.C.

Brown is scheduled to appear in court in connection with the case on January 8, but because he's on probation, that opens up a new list of issues.

On Monday, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge James R. Brandlin noted that Brown's criminal complaint violated the terms of his probation.

However, Brandlin did not order the singer to return to jail, saying he was pleased with the troubled singer's progress in anger management rehab.

It's the second time this year that the 24-year-old has had his probation revoked, and he's scheduled to return February 10 for another hearing.

He could have been jailed as a result of the probation revocation, even without a conviction in the assault case, but neither the state nor the judge wanted that.

Brandlin also ordered that Brown stop using medical marijuana, though according to a letter from his rehab facility, he has already stopped using the drug.

In November, he was ordered to enter a 90-day treatment program in which he must complete three eight-hour days of community service each week.

The Grammy Award winning star has been diagnosed with ADD, according to his probation report, and suffered a "setback mentally and emotionally."

That took place when he was "not credited for all the hours" he served previously during this year's community service fraud controversy, insiders report.

He has also battled depression, but with the aid of other medications, the singer has been able to better "emotionally regulate himself," his rehab facility says.

Here's hoping he continues on the right path.


Chris Brown Biography

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Tappahannock, Virginia
Full Name
Christopher Maurice Brown