Chris Brown will return to jail for a month after being arrested on Friday for violating his probation. On Monday (March 17), a judge cited his “inability to stay out of trouble” as grounds to keep him locked up until April 23.
Brown, 25, was arrested on Friday based on a warrant issued by probation officials and held without bail until Monday. Though authorities have not yet revealed the cause of the alleged probation violation, TMZ has reported that the singer was kicked out of a Malibu rehab center for violating unspecified “internal rules.”
Brown was ordered to spend 90 days in a residential facility in November for anger-management issues after an incident in which he threw a rock through his mother’s car window before being discharged from a rehab facility. Brown spent two weeks in a rehab facility in early October after he was arrested in Washington, D.C., for allegedly assaulting a 20-year-old man. He’s due back in court on April 17, when a judge will determine whether he committed criminal assault in that incident.
Late last month, the Malibu rehab facility revealed in court documents that the singer suffered from PTSD and bi-polar disorder .
According to TMZ, Brown was thrown out of the Malibu rehab facility for breaking three rules, including one which allegedly applied only to him and which required him to stay at least two feet away from other women at the rehab.
Brown allegedly violated that rule by touching the elbows and hands of a woman, as well as leaving the facility last week on an unauthorized outing and initially refusing to take a random drug test upon his return. (The tests were reportedly negative, but the initial refusal violated the rehab’s rules.) He also reportedly acted out during a rehab group session by making harsh comments.
The judge in Brown’s probation violation case, Superior Court James R. Brandlin, revoked Brown’s probation in December, but turned down a prosecutor’s request in February to jail the singer again because of the D.C. assault case. Brandlin said at the time that Brown appeared to be making progress in rehab and a probation officer seconded that emotion during by presenting a favorable report during a court hearing on February 28.
Brown was slated to finish his probation in August, but with a reported 750 hours of community labor left to complete and possible additional penalties for not completing rehab it’s likely his probation could be extended once again.