Not a very good day for Chris Brown. On Friday, a judge reinstated the singers revoked probation and gave him a new sentence to perform 1,000 hours of community labor such as cleaning beaches or highways, removing graffiti or performing other chores assigned by the probation department.
Brown’s current legal troubles are the latest repercussions of his arrest four years ago for assaulting his ex-girlfriend, Rihanna. Reportedly, the 23-year-old sat in a courtroom for nearly an hour as his lawyer, Mark Geragos, and a prosecutor shuttled in and out of the judge’s chambers, with Geragos apparently seeking his client’s approval for a plan to keep him from facing more serious consequences. Earlier in the week, a request to rescind Brown’s probation because of a hit-and-run charge that was dismissed in another court Thursday.
The judge told C-Breezy that he must perform 1,000 hours of community labor with one of four public programs: California Department of Transportation highway cleanup, graffiti removal, beach cleanup or Probation Alternative Work Services. The work that Brown did previously does not apply to the new sentence, said district attorney’s spokeswoman Jane Robison. Brown has a year to perform the work and is scheduled to appear in court Nov. 20 for a progress report. After the hearing Brown tweeted: