Chris Brown once again scored a positive review from a Los Angeles judge as he attended his fourth status hearing on Thursday afternoon (August 26) stemming from his probation for attacking former flame Rihanna in February 2009.
Brown, sporting a white dress shirt and black vest, arrived to the courtroom with his attorney Mark Geragos shortly before 1:45 p.m. PT. The pair went before Judge Patricia Schnegg, who told Brown he was doing “a good job,” according to The Associated Press. Judge Schnegg said she received positive reports from both Brown’s domestic-violence counselors and his probation officers in Virginia, where he’s completing his punishment.
Under the terms of Brown’s probation, the singer is on the hook for 180 days of community labor and he was ordered to attend domestic-violence counseling for up to one year. He was also issued a stay-away order by the judge that bars him from communicating or associating with Rihanna.
During his last hearing, the judge confirmed that Brown had completed 290 hours of labor , which represent roughly 20 percent of his required total. His counseling sessions are scheduled to end next month. Brown is due back in court on November 18.
Since his last hearing, his career and reputation have been on the upswing. The singer wowed audiences at this year’s BET Awards with a stirring Michael Jackson tribute performance. Brown sang the late singer’s “Man in the Mirror,” breaking down in tears as he stumbled over the redemptive lyrics.
His independent release, Fan of a Fan, with Lil Wayne protégé Tyga, has spawned the breakout hit “Deuces,” which is currently sitting at #2 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop chart.
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