February 6, 2013


Prosecutors Move to Revoke Chris Brown's Probation, Singer Reacts

Lester Cohen
Lester Cohen

In the latest Chris Brown controversy, new allegations report that the R&B bad boy may have faked some of his court-ordered community service—his sentence for assaulting Rihanna in 2009. 

MTV News reported that the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office gave a brutal 19-page status update on Brown's 180 days of service. The D.A. said Brown failed to show "credible, competent or verifiable evidence" that he completed the work. The D.A. is now requesting that Brown, who claims to have completed most of his service in Virginia, re-do the work in L.A.

The D.A.'s report says that in March 2012 Brown claimed to be picking up trash for eight hours, but a private airline's records show he was flying to Cancun. The report also points to other instances of Brown's presence at airports or events, when he claimed to be serving his community. 

The D.A. summarized that the "labor has been self-scheduled, unsupervised and essentially self-reported," and they hope to see Brown fulfill the 180 days in Los Angeles under "appropriate" supervision.

Never one to keep quiet, Brown took to Instagram to vent. The singer posted, "Im [sic] wise I can handle the hate but enough is enough yo!! When I speak on it...its because I want people to know how I feel. I honestly think I deserve respect im [sic] sick of being accused." Brown failed to mention what "it" is, but it's clearly really upsetting him.

Brown's lawyer Mark Geragos, who is adamant that Brown completed his sentence, defended his star client: "Apparently the district attorney's office has completely lost their minds," Geragos told the Los Angeles Times. "They are making scurrilous, libelous and defamatory statements and apparently have lost their ability to read their own reports."