Chris Brown In Jail: Request To Be Placed In Rehab Denied, To Be Imprisoned Until April 23
Chris Brown’s request to be placed in another rehab facility in lieu of jail as he awaits trial was denied by a judge on Monday, meaning Brown will spend the next six weeks behind bars.
Chris Brown In Jail Until Trial On April 23
Brown, 24, was suddenly thrown out of his court-ordered rehab facility on Friday, March 14 and was promptly arrested for violating the terms of his probation stemming from his 2009 assault of Rihanna.
After many run-ins with the law, Brown was sentenced to 90 days in an anger management and rehab center in November, 2013. During his months there, Brown worked to complete his community service hours and was diagnosed with PTSD and Bipolar II Disorder. In a recent check in with the courts on Feb. 28, Brown appeared to be doing well. Judge James Brandlin approved of Brown’s progress and decided that Brown should continue in his residential rehab program for two additional months. The reason behind Brown’s removal from the rehab facility has not been released.
According to court documents, Brown broke rules set by the rehabilitation program, including making a “provocative statement” during a reflection meeting, getting too cozy with a female patient and some problem with a drug test, all incidents leading up to his ejection from the program.
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Brown appeared in court on Monday, March 17, wearing an orange jumpsuit and looking decidedly defeated. His attorney, Mark Geragos, reportedly requested that Brown be allowed to wear civilian clothing for his court appearance, but the judge denied the request.
Geragos argued that keeping Brown in jail was a “waste of judicial resources,” but Judge Brandlin was unmoved. Brandlin decided that Brown would return to jail until his probation violation hearing on April 23. Brown will appear in court before then – his Washington D.C. assault trial is set for April 17.
"Loyal" Video, Duet With Ariana Grande In Limbo
Brown had recently announced new projects, including a music video for his latest single “Loyal” and a duet with Ariana Grande, but no information on how his incarceration will affect the projects has been released.
Loyal video out soon!!! pic.twitter.com/j0ArdyqUaq
— Chris Brown (@chrisbrown) March 13, 2014
For her part, Grande seems just as uncertain about her Chris Brown collaboration as the fans, tweeting, “I’m going to be just as surprised as you guys for these next few days. Expect the unexpected.”
everything that's meant to be will be right
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) March 17, 2014
my brain hurts. so much happens in a day lol. I'm going to be just as surprised as you guys for these next few days. expect the unexpected
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