Chris Brown's restraining order against Rihanna has been relaxed.
CHRIS BROWN, the 21-year-old singer who was banned from being within 100 yards of ex-girlfriend RIHANNA, has had the restraining order relaxed by a judge, reports the Los Angeles Times.Brown was sentenced to five years' probation and six months of community service for assaulting his ex-girlfriend RIHANNA in 2009. However, he was told yesterday (23rd February 2011) that the five-year order has been reduced to 'level one'. The modified order means Brown is able to interact with the acclaimed R&B star as long as he doesn't "harass, bother of molest" her. Brown's lawyer MARK GERAGOS has asked Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Patricia Snegg to lift the ban following the singer's successful completion of 52 weeks of domestic violence therapy. Geragos also argued that the restraining order was making it difficult for Brown to attend music industry events such as awards shows.
After granting the request, Judge Snegg praised Brown for the hard work he had undertaken to reform his character, saying, "Out of thousands of probationers, no one has done a better or more consistent job than you have, and I really want to commend you for taking responsibility and actually working diligently to complete all the things the court has required of you".