R&B singer Chris Brown once known for his squeaky-clean image now has a criminal record. The singer must now remain out of trouble for the foreseeable future. The “No Air” singer, who faced felony assault pleaded guilty on June 22 for making criminal threats and assaulting his ex- lover Rihanna after leaving a pre bash party for the Grammy.
After copping a plea deal with prosecutors Brown, will have to serve five years of supervised probation and 6 months of labor service (180 days) in his hometown of Virginia. In addition he will have to enroll in a year-long domestic-violence counseling program class, and stay 50 yards away of Rihanna and 10 yards if they are attending the same event.
The judge said she wanted to make sure Brown “was treated as any other person who comes through this court.” And “I think it’s commendable you took responsibility for your conduct,” she later told the singer.
For Brown, 20, the deal puts an end to a case that was sparked with intense media coverage and backlash against his musical career.
If Brown violates his probation, he could get up to 4 years in prison.
The “Kiss Kiss” singer will be sentenced on August 5.