Chris Brown or­dered to treat­ment fa­cil­ity af­ter get­ting kicked out of re­hab

The Washington Times Daily - - Television - BY AN­THONY MC­CART­NEY

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.

AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

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.

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