June 22, 2009

VIDEO: Chris Brown Pleads Guilty to Assault

Revisiting the larger issues around this story, as the news comes in of this rather light sentence for Chris Brown..

VIDEO: Chris Brown Pleads Guilty to Assault

Chris Brown has plead guilty to one count of felony assault on pop star Rihanna. Brown entered his plea before a preliminary hearing was scheduled to start in Los Angeles on Monday. Brown is in the process of waiving his rights.

Brown's alleged victim, Rihanna, had been on standby to testify on Monday. Chris Brown's attorney, Mark Geragos (GEHR'-uh-gohs), says the deal includes five years of supervised probation and six months of community labor. After Brown left the courtroom, Rihanna entered and was addressed by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg, who explained to the Barbados-born singer that she had issued a stay-away order.

Rihanna had not been seeking a stay-away order, but the judge imposed one. The order requires that Brown and Rihanna stay at least 50 yards from each, except at industry events when the distance is reduced to 10 yards. The judge also told Rihanna it's not a one-way order and she will be in violation if she gets closer to Brown than the order allows.

VIDEO: Chris Brown Pleads Guilty of Assault

Posted at June 22, 2009 5:50 PM

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