Chris Brown has been sentenced to 90 days in a rehab facility and periodic drug testing.
Chris Brown appeared in court in Los Angeles on Wednesday (20th November) and was ordered to a 90 day residential stint in rehab and periodic drug testing. In addition he should continue with 24 hours of community service each week. The hours of community service remain from his assault of his then girlfriend Rihanna in 2009.
Chris Brown has been sentenced to 90 days in rehab.
Brown was first arrested on October 29th in Washington DC, accused of breaking a man's nose. His alleged victim, Isaac Parker, attempted to jump into a photograph a fan was taking of Brown. Brown, reportedly, assaulted Parker leaving him with facial injuries which needed hospital treatment. Brown then voluntarily checked himself into the rehab facility.
Brown has already spent two weeks in rehab attempting to deal with his anger management issues. However, on one occasion he flew into a violent rage and was asked to leave the Malibu facility. The incident occurred on 10th November when, during a family therapy session, his mother disagreed with his post-treatment plans. A letter (obtained by the Daily News) from the rehab facility was presented in court and described the event: "Mr Brown proceeded to walk outside and pick up a rock and threw it through his mother's car window and shattered it. We discharged him from residential treatment and told him he could leave immediately as he had signed a non-violent contract when he enrolled."
Sources, speaking to TMZ, initially thought the district attorney would press for jail time owing to Brown's alleged violent temper. However, his lawyers and the LAPD supported a longer rehab stay as Brown had made some process during his time at the Malibu facility. The rehab facility will, according to the letter, be happy to continue treating Brown. They stated "Our hope is that Mr Brown will re-engage in treatment and get the help he requires for his dual diagnosis issues and become a positive role model in society that we absolutely believe he has the ability to become."
Chris Brown performing in New York.
Chris Brown was asked to leave rehab following an incident in family therapy.