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December 17, 2013

Judge Revokes Chris Brown's Probation

by Reuters

R&B singer Chris Brown had his probation revoked by a Los Angeles judge on Monday (December 16), but he was not taken into custody because of good reports on his progress in a court-ordered rehab program.

The judge pulled the 24-year-old singer's probation as a result of Brown being charged with assault in Washington, D.C. back in October for punching a man who was trying to get a picture with the singer.

Brown plead not guilty to misdemeanor assault after the altercation left a 20-year-old man with a broken nose.

He voluntarily served a two-week say in a rehabilitation facility for anger management after his October arrest, but the judge ordered Brown to complete a 90-day substance abuse and anger management program in November.

The singer was set free without bail on Monday and was given praise by the judge for "doing well'' in the program.
        
The Grammy-winning singer is due in court in Washington D.C. on Jan. 8 for a status hearing on his misdemeanor assault charge.

​​The singer was sentenced to five years' probation, community labor and domestic violence counseling in 2009 after assaulting his then-girlfriend Rihanna.
       
Since then, Brown has been embroiled in highly publicized altercations with rapper Drake and his entourage in a New York nightclub, and R&B singer Frank Ocean in a parking lot in West Hollywood.
  
Brown's next progress hearing in Los Angeles is set for February 10.