Chris Brown ordered to treatment facility after getting kicked out of rehab
LOS ANGELES A rehab center where Chris Brown voluntarily enrolled for treatment says the singer was discharged after throwing a rock through his mother’s car window.
The letter from the facility was included in a probation report that was given to Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James R. Brandlin and prosecutors Wednesday.
Judge Brandlin had considered the report when on Wednesday he ordered Mr. Brown to serve three months in a residential treatment facility and to submit to drug testing. The judge also ordered the R&B singer to perform at least 24 hours of community labor per week.
The rehab center is not identified in the letter, but it states that Mr. Brown threw the rock at his mother’s car after a joint counseling session Nov. 10. The incident was a violation of an agreement the singer made to refrain from violence when he entered treatment.
The singer appeared in court Wednesday for the first time since he was arrested last month on a misdemeanor assault charge in Washington, D.C. Since then, he voluntarily entered and left a rehab program for anger management.
Defense attorney Mark Geragos said the terms imposed by the judge were recommended by probation officers, and the singer has agreed to abide by them.
The Grammy-winner may still face a probation violation for the incident in Washington, however Judge Brandlin ordered probation officials to gather additional details about the case and report back for a Dec. 16 hearing.
A 20-year-old man accused Mr. Brown of punching him after he tried to get in a photo with the singer. The singer denied to police that he hit the man but was charged with misdemeanor assault and is due to appear in court Monday.
Judge Brandlin said Mr. Brown is allowed to travel for the hearing if necessary, but his ruling makes clear that the expectation for the singer for the next few months is to receive treatment and perform community labor such as graffiti removal or roadside cleanup.
The singer was ordered earlier this year to re-do 1,000 hours of community labor that are part of his sentence for felony assault in the 2009 beating of Rihanna, his girlfriend at the time.
Mr. Brown appeared in court Wednesday with his girlfriend Karrueche Tran and only spoke once to acknowledge he agreed to the terms imposed.
Chris Brown was discharged from rehab after throwing a rock through his mother’s car window. A judge ordered the singer to serve three months in a residential treatment facility and submit to drug testing.