R&B singer Chris Brown has had his probation reinstated and the Grammy winner has been slapped with more community service after he was involved in alleged hit-and-run accident back in May. The star attended a probation hearing on yesterday (August 16) where the prosecutor agreed to withdraw a request to rescind his probation. Brown only spoke when he agreed to the deal that discussed in the judge’s chambers. Brown was initially placed on probation in 2009 for the assault of his then-girlfriend, pop superstar Rihanna.
Brown was ordered to perform labor such as highway work and graffiti removal. The judge closed the session telling Brown he must contact his probation officer within 48 hours. The singer was in danger of violating his probation after the hit-and-run charges emerged, but those charges against him were dropped a day before this hearing. The accuser, Olga Gure, previously claimed that Brown became irate and screamed at her after he rear-ended her Mercedes and she asked for insurance information. However, she eventually relented and decided that she wanted no money from Brown because the damage to her vehicle was minor. Despite the city attorney’s argument that Brown deserved to be punished, the charges were dropped. Brown’s attorney Mark Geragos told TMZ that “The case never should have been filed in the first place. It’s unfortunate he was being prosecuted for who he is rather than what he’s done.”
Since his initial probation, Brown has been involved in several other legal mishaps. He has been accused of falsifying his community service records to his probation officer, was in separate altercations with fellow stars Drake and Frank Ocean, and a young woman accused of physically harming her earlier this year, though nothing was ever proven.
Brown is scheduled to appear in court at 2 p.m. on November 20.