Chris Brown’s Sunday arrest on an assault charge threatens him with a possible prison sentence, but the R’n’B performer is now heading to a rehabilitation facility as his next court date approaches.
“Chris Brown has elected to enter a rehab facility,” said a statement Tuesday night from his representative. “His goal is to gain focus and insight into his past and recent behavior, enabling him to continue the pursuit of his life and his career from a healthier vantage point.”
However, the Brown’s rep did not revealed where the troubled singer is going for rehab, how long he intends to stay, or what might be a “healthier vantage point” for him.
The singer, 24, was arrested with his bodyguard after they allegedly attacked a man outside the W Hotel at 15th and Pennsylvania Avenue at 4:30 a.m., a DC police spokeswoman told reporters.
CNN reporters identified the victim as Isaac Adams Parker, 20, of Beltsville, Maryland. He was not available for comments.
The victim reported to police that he tried to jump into a photo that the singer was posing for with a female fan on the sidewalk when the singer said, “I’m not down with that gay s–t” and “I feel like boxing.”
Following this, the 24-year-old punched Parker in the face with his closed fist, the police report said.
The R’n’B star is currently on probation in California for a felony domestic violence conviction involving famous singer Rihanna. According to the ruling, any arrest of Brown could be considered a violation of that probation, which could result in jail time.
“Prosecutors filed probation violation charges against him twice in the past year, resulting in the judge ordering him to complete an additional 1,000 hours of community service,” reminds CNN.
The singer was arrested in back in February 2009 for punching the ‘Umbrella’ performance inside a rented Lamborghini on a Hollywood street.
He entered a guilty plea seven months later and the judge ordered him to serve five years probation and ordered to spend more than 1,400 hours in “labor-oriented service.”
This summer the star was accused of hit-and-run as well as driving without a license back in May by the Los Angeles City Attorney.
According to sources familiar with the matter, the 24-year-old refused to give his driver’s license to the other driver and offered fake insurance information before leaving the scene last month.
He went on: “I have a valid drivers license and I gave the woman the right info. She saw cameras and wanted to make a scene. She contacted the cops thinking of a payday from Chris Brown when I followed the proper procedures.”
“My lawyers will be contacting you. I will not stand for this bullying and yellow journalism! My profile pic is the pic I took of the persons car after “the hit and run”. NO damage. Just a dirty car.once again, I gotta clear my name.”
However, it’s still inknown whether Brown has a substance abuse problem. The behavior that has landed him in legal trouble over the past several years has been anger management.