Chris Brown gets 5-year probation in Rihanna assault case

June 23rd, 2009 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI  

Rihanna London, June 23 (ANI): R&B singer Chris Brown was sentenced to five years’ probation and six months of community service by a U.S. court after he pleaded guilty to one count of assault on his former girlfriend Rihanna.

Community service will include picking up litter or removing graffiti, as per the order of the court, The BBC reports.

Apart from it, he will also have to attend courses on domestic violence.

The Run It hitmaker’s plea deal came just before a hearing at a Los Angeles court at which Rihanna was to be present for evidence purpose.

Rihanna’s lawyer, Donald Etra, said the singer has accepted the decision as “fair and just resolution” to the case.

The Los Angeles County Superior Court judge also ordered Brown and Rihanna to stay at least 50 yards from each other, except at entertainment industry events when the distance is reduced to 10 yards.

Brown acknowledged his mistake saying he was “sorry and saddened” by the incident and was seeking counselling. (ANI)

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