Singer Chris Brown avoids jail time, stays in rehab
LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - A judge in Los Angeles on Monday turned down prosecutors' motion to jail R&B singer Chris Brown because of his arrest on an assault charge in Washington, DC, last year.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James R. Brandlin said Brown should stay at a treatment facility for substance abuse and anger management because he was doing well in the court-ordered programme and it gave him an "adequate safety net".
Judge Brandlin sentenced Brown to 90 days in the treatment programme in November following his October assault arrest in Washington where he allegedly punched and broke the nose of a man who was trying to get a picture with him.
Judge Brandlin also revoked Brown's probation from his 2009 assault on then-girlfriend and singer Rihanna on the eve of the Grammy Awards.