Chris Brown to Spend Three Months in Rehab After Rock Attack

A judge ordered Chris Brown on Wednesday to spend three months in rehab after reading a report that said a facility discharged the R&B singer because he threw a rock through his mother’s car window.

Brown, who was arrested on an assault charge in Washington, D.C., last month, still faces a possibly probation violation charge that could send him to prison. Photo: mediafreshnl/ Flickr

Chris Brown has been ordered to spend three months in rehab after it was revealed he threw a rock through his mother’s car window. The short-fused singer lost his temper Nov. 10 during a family therapy session in which his mother disagreed with his plans to shorten his stay due to limited phone access.

“Mr. Brown proceeded to walk outside and pick up a rock and threw it through his mother’s car window and shattered it,” the redacted letter filed with the court read.

“We discharged him from residential treatment and told him he could leave immediately as he had signed a non-violent contract when he enrolled,” the letter stated.

Superior Court Judge James Brandlin ordered Chris to spend three months in a residential treatment facility, to submit to drug tests and to complete 24 hours of community service each week.  Brown and his attorney agreed to the terms, which were suggested by probation officials who are overseeing Brown’s sentence for his 2009 beating of then-girlfriend Rihanna.

Brown wore a dark suit, black shirt and black tie as he answered “yes” when Judge Brandlin asked if he accepted the new terms. The singer was discharged because he had signed a contract agreeing to refrain from violence while in treatment.

Brown will leave the new rehab center three days a week to work eight-hour shifts of community labor so that he can complete the 1,000 hours of work still remaining in his punishment for the attack on Rihanna. The report estimated he will have to work on community labor three days of every week until next August to meet his deadline.

Brown has performed 20 hours so far, according to the report. An officer expressed concern that the singer wouldn’t complete his assignment if Brown was not required to perform at least 25 hours of work per week.

The singer voluntarily checked into rehab for anger management treatment Oct. 29, just days after he was arrested in Washington, D.C., after a man accused Brown of punching him after he tried to get in a photo with the singer. The incident and the resulting misdemeanor assault charge could still trigger a probation violation that could lead to more sanctions against Brown.

Brandlin ordered probation officials to collect more details on the Washington arrest and report back to him before a Dec. 16 hearing. A prosecutor did not seek any revocation of Brown’s probation at Wednesday’s hearing but said she was awaiting more details.

“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,” representative Nicole Perna said when he entered.

A prosecutor did not call for Brown’s probation to be revoked at Wednesday’s hearing, but said she was awaiting more details. Brown appeared in court with his girlfriend Karrueche Tran and only spoke once to acknowledge he agreed to the terms imposed by the judge. His mother, who has attended many of her son’s court hearings, did not attend Wednesday’s proceedings.

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