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Chris Brown booted out of rehab


Singer Chris Brown has been booted from court-ordered drug rehab and taken into custody by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies.

Details were not immediately available about why Brown, 24, was kicked out of the Malibu facility where he has been treated for the past four months.

Nor was it clear exactly why he was taken into immediate custody, but he had been serving a five-year probation sentence when he entered rehab. That sentence stemmed from a 2009 assault on then-girlfriend Rihanna.

He was “cooperative when taken into custody” as he was picked up from the facility and taken to the Los Angeles County men’s central jail where he was being held without bail Friday afternoon, a sheriff’s department statement said.

His lawyer and representatives did not immediately respond to CNN calls for comment.

Brown’s legal troubles began five years ago when he beat Rihanna as the two were in a rented Lamborghini on a Hollywood street. He pleaded guilty to felony assault in June 2009, which resulted in a sentence of five years of probation and 1,400 hours of community labor.

The judge has revoked Brown’s probation twice in the last year, most recently because of his arrest on a sidewalk near the White House after allegedly punching a man.

Brown voluntarily entered a rehab program a day after being released from a Washington jail in October, but he was kicked out a few days later for “throwing a rock through his mother’s car window” after a family session at the center, a probation report said. Brown was upset because his mother said she wanted him to stay in treatment, the report said.

“Mr. Brown preceded to walk outside and pick up a rock and threw it through his mother’s car window and it shattered,” according to letter from the rehab center included in the probation report.

His probation was revoked last November, but the judge allowed him to stay out of jail by entering a 90-day anger management and drug rehab program. Although he completed that program last month, the judge ordered him to remain a resident at the Malibu treatment facility until another hearing on April 23.

Brown’s probation officer reported at a hearing last month that the singer “continues to make great improvement” in dealing with anger, stress and drugs, but the judge decided he could not go free until after his trial for an assault charge in Washington on April 17. If he is convicted in that case, the judge would decide at an April 23 hearing if Brown should complete his probation in jail.

Brown has been working on a highway cleanup labor crew in Los Angeles three days a week to fulfill the 750 hours of service remaining in his probation requirements, his probation report said. At that rate, Brown could complete the labor in mid-October and possibly be free from probation requirements by the end of the year. (CNN)

11 Responses to Chris Brown booted out of rehab

  1. Doria Alleyne
    Doria Alleyne March 15, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    He should never hit Rihanna.Since he did that nothing seem tobe going his way.

    • Doria Alleyne
      Doria Alleyne March 15, 2014 at 4:07 pm

      Yes that’s what any man gets when they hit a Bajan Woman: I know cause I’m a Bajan woman.

    • Ryan Bayne
      Ryan Bayne March 15, 2014 at 4:11 pm

      That serve he right.

    • Doria Alleyne
      Doria Alleyne March 15, 2014 at 4:12 pm

      Agree with you!

  2. Sharon Woolley
    Sharon Woolley March 15, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    He’s a drugged up idiot that will end up in the gutter where he belongs

  3. Ryan Bayne
    Ryan Bayne March 15, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    Chris Brown getting on too much like Bobby Brown.

  4. Clair Forde
    Clair Forde March 15, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    He has been diagnosed ask bi polar, that along with drug use is a serious problem.

  5. Clair Forde
    Clair Forde March 15, 2014 at 4:33 pm


  6. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce March 15, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    Very troubled young man. He must of seen violence in the home as a child. Chris needs to be locked up for his own safety and kept off the street before he kills someone.

  7. Angel OfThunder
    Angel OfThunder March 16, 2014 at 5:44 am

    Wow I guess people can tell the future now wow humans,ur not perfect ur self’s but yet fine flaws in others that sin different from u I just don’t understand. Humans any more,humans keep forgetting u all live in time time is allways changing so does people,remember the man next to christ on the cross will be in heaven with God because he had a change of heart at the time… .


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