Chris Brown Ordered to Remain in Jail
On Monday, Chris Brown was ordered to remain in jail until a hearing in late April because he got into trouble in a court-mandated rehab program.
Superior Court Judge James R. Brandlin said that he was troubled by comments that Brown made during his rehab stay in which the singer allegedly said he was good at using guns and knives.
Before the hearing, Brown had been in the city’s Men’s Central Jail since March 14, when sheriff’s deputies arrested him at a Malibu rehab for violating the facility’s rules. According to TMZ, Brown committed three violations: making harsh comments during a group session, initially declining to take a random drug test upon returning from an authorized outing (he later acquiesced and tested negative), and touching the hands and elbows of a woman at the rehab.
Brown, 24, had been under a special order to stay at least 2 feet from women at the facility due to his 2009 attack on his then-girlfriend Rihanna hours before the Grammy Awards.
Brown was initially sentenced to probation after the attack, but, after his involvement in a fight late last year in Washington D.C., he was charged in Washington with misdemeanor assault and sentenced in Los Angeles to three months of inpatient rehab. The Washington case is scheduled to go to trial April 17.
A judge on Feb. 28 extended Brown’s rehab another two months, after receiving a report saying Brown was only recently making progress and becoming less impulsive, and the court should be wary of releasing him too soon. The report said Brown was under intensive therapy for bipolar disorder, sleep deprivation, anger management, post-traumatic stress disorder and past substance abuse.