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Singer Chris Brown admits probation violation, to remain in jail

Published on May 10, 2014 6:23 AM
 
Chris Brown appears in court for a hearing at the Criminal Courts in Los Angeles May 9, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) Troubled singer Chris Brown admitted on Friday to violating his probation and was jailed for a year in Los Angeles, though he was given credit for about eight months already served.

A judge also renewed Brown’s probation and extended it through January 2015, after the star admitted breaching the terms of his release linked to his notorious assault five years ago on then-girlfriend Rihanna.

Brown, who is also facing legal action over an alleged attack in Washington DC, has been on probation since he admitted the eve-of-Grammys assault on Rihanna in February 2009. The probation was first revoked last summer after allegations stemming from a car crash, but was reinstated in August when Los Angeles judge James Brandlin ordered him to carry out an additional 1,000 hours of community labour.

Brown, 24, and his bodyguard Chris Hollosy, 35, were then accused of punching a man last October outside a trendy Washington hotel after the singer rejected the man’s request for a photo.

 
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