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Chris Brown Cops Plea

No Jail Time

6/22/2009 6:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Chris Brown has copped a plea in his assault case. He won't do jail time, but he will spend 6 months doing things like road cleanup. He's also been ordered to stay 50 yards clear of Rihanna.

Chris Brown & Rihanna: Click to watch
He'll spend 180 days doing community labor (8 hours a day -- 1440 hours total) -- which is, in effect, hard labor. He'll do his service in Virginia which is where Brown lives. A Virginia law enforcement officer told us Brown will be picking up trash, pulling weeds and washing fire trucks.

He gets 5 years probation for FELONY assault -- he pled guilty. He'll get supervised probation. He'll have to come back to court every three months.

He must enroll in a domestic violence counseling program.

This is interesting ... the judge said if Brown and Rihanna are at the same public events, the 50-yard stay away turns into 10 yards. The stay away order lasts 5 years.

The judge said she wanted to make sure that Chris Brown "was treated as any other person who comes through this court."

If Brown violates probation, he could get up to 4 years in prison.

Rihanna is in the courthouse but never entered the courtroom.

So Brown is now a convicted felon and loses the following rights: To own a gun, to sit on a jury, subject to search and seizure without a search warrant and he now has limitations on travel.

When Brown left the courtroom ... Rihanna walked in the courtroom. The judge explained the deal to her. The judge is telling Rihanna about the protective order.

Rihanna

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286.

Luv4Amsterdam    

My opinion is that the judges final order was close to perfect. You have to all remember that he had No prior charges, He was squeaky clean. So the 5 yrs probation and community service is fine. But i truly believe that he should of been mandated to do PSA's on domestic abuse. Embaress him a little! And I just wanted to say to Harvey.. "i love you and it would be so awesome to get high with you, cmon we all notice" :)

1926 days ago
287.

IJustCantBelieveIt    

Chris Brown is a very obedient guy and I am pretty sure after the rehabilitation and the labour he would have already learned his lesson about how to manage his temper. That whole experience was tough on him so I doubt he would wanna do it again.He knows he would have a lot to lose if he did it again[like not being able to perform,have a life and see his loved ones].

He knows prison is NOT for him and I doubt with good counseling he will end up there and face the judge for his final time.

1926 days ago
288.

Wow haha    

THANK YOU RBROWN! Ok, you know what. I'm so tired of people saying that Chris got off easy because of his celebrity status. If you do some research, he actually got of worse than anybody who isn't a celebrity. His celebrity status worked against him. Are you people happy now? If you don't believe me, then check out the experts. http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/ask_the_answer_bitch/b130694_did_chris_brown_get_off_easier_cause.html

1926 days ago
289.

selena    

tamika
you are a sick woman
what would you do if a man beat you to a pulp or your sister or your mother
or someone close to you
you think that person should walk who knocks someone senseless
very scary how you are
you are actually like Rhianna - letting him get away with it
any other guy would be in jail
HE SHOULD BE PUT IN JAIL
HE ALMOST KILLED HER
DESPITE WHAT YOU THINK OF HER NO MAN SHOULD GET AWAY WITH THAT

1926 days ago
290.

Swann    

PPL really. He had no prior record, squeaky clean image up until their fight in Feb and more celebs than not taking up for him... did you really think they were gonna throw the book at him??? I for one felt they both should have been charged because she could have caused a serious accident for her stupid judgement in hitting him over a dumb text message while he was driving. I dont know any abused person that provokes an abuser. But hey maybe this is something new. Anyway..Way to go Chris. Hope you get the help you need and i pray you make the self-righteous ppl here that are judging you eat crow when you skyrocket back into the spot light with your great music! Peaches!

1926 days ago
291.

RadioFLASH    

Yeah! Check out the "KRISS BROWN KLOBBA" Song!!!

1926 days ago
292.

V    

I FEEL IT WAS FAIR ENOUGH. MY COUSIN HAD A CRAZY GIRLFRIEND AND BELIEVE ME THAT MY COUSIN HAD NEVER HIT A WOMAN IN HIS LIFE. BUT THIS GIRL KEEP ON HITTING HIM AND WOULDN’T STOP. MY COUSIN HAD TO BITCH SLAP THAT GIRL IN ORDER FOR HER TO STOP AND SHE STILL KEPT ON. POLICE CAME AND TOOK BOTH IN. MY COUSIN WAS ALL SCRATCH AND BITTEN AND SHE HAD A LITTLE BIT OF BLOOD COMING OUT OF HER MOUTH BECAUSE OF THE SLAP. THE WERE BOTH PROSECUTED AND EACH FAMILY THOUGH IT WAS FAIR. SO I THINK IT WASN’T FAIR TO ONLY PROSECUTED CHRIS ONLY BECAUSE HIS A MEN. BUT SHE SHOULD ALSO HAVE BEEN PROSECUTED AS WELL. YOU SHOULD ALSO LEARN A LESSON TO JUST WALK AWAY. IF SHE WOULDN’T HAVE THROW THE FIRST PUNCH THIS WOULDN’T HAVE HAPPEN.

1926 days ago
293.

V    

I FEEL IT WAS FAIR ENOUGH. MY COUSIN HAD A CRAZY GIRLFRIEND AND BELIEVE ME THAT MY COUSIN HAD NEVER HIT A WOMAN IN HIS LIFE. BUT THIS GIRL KEEP ON HITTING HIM AND WOULDN’T STOP. MY COUSIN HAD TO BITCH SLAP THAT GIRL IN ORDER FOR HER TO STOP AND SHE STILL KEPT ON. POLICE CAME AND TOOK BOTH IN. MY COUSIN WAS ALL SCRATCH AND BITTEN AND SHE HAD A LITTLE BIT OF BLOOD COMING OUT OF HER MOUTH BECAUSE OF THE SLAP. THE WERE BOTH PROSECUTED AND EACH FAMILY THOUGH IT WAS FAIR. SO I THINK IT WASN’T FAIR TO ONLY PROSECUTED CHRIS BECAUSE HIS A MEN. BUT SHE SHOULD ALSO HAVE BEEN PROSECUTED AS WELL. SHE SHOULD ALSO LEARN A LESSON TO WALK AWAY. IF SHE WOULDN’T HAVE THROWN THE FIRST PUNCH THIS WOULDN’T HAVE HAPPEN.

1926 days ago
294.

STOP OCTOMOM!    

Beater Brown huh?? How about Princess Beater RIRI??
Everyone coming down on Chris because he finally hit back.
He should have just walked away 1 last time to avert this whole mess, but he didnt.
Celebrity justice you say?? I think not. All along (and RiRi admitted this) She had been the agressor in all of their physical altercations. SHES hit him numerous times. He just walked away. SHE has the violent history, until now Chris had no record.
Bruised and battered victim?? You compare her to TINA TURNER? Really??
With as abused as Tina was, I REALLY doubt she would have EVER been the aggressor in an enclosed space (eg rented car) with her abuser.. Tina WAS victimized.
Princess RIRI, no she’s not a victim. VICTIMS don’t start fights, VICTIMS don’t throw punches first, VICTIMS dont flash a devious smile right after the judge dismisses her from court. VICTIMS don’t tell the police she’s been abused before and then changes her statement hours later, and ADMIT that SHE HERSELF was abusive. (WHY DOESNT ANYONE TALK ABOUT THIS???)
That damn plea deal was more for Rihanna than Chris. She KNEW she would finally have to face the music once and for all and tell the truth about all her abuse in the past and on that night and that Chris finally snapped.
I am SICK TO DEATH of people making this bottom feeding, lying, deceitful girl the victim of the year.
Chris should have walked away again. But he didn't, she kept up her abuse till he snapped. And just as the double standard plays out to its fullest possibility, CHRIS takes the fall and people have the balls to say he got off easy??
1 person and 1 person only got off easy in this situation, Rihanna.
And before everyone starts talking me down, or says I'm just a blinded CB fan, or that I’m 15 with no clue, let me set the record clean..
IM MALE
IM WHITE
IM 26
I WAS NEVER REALLY A FAN OF EITHER, a few songs were cool.
IM JUST AN OPPONENT OF DOUBLE STANDARDS, and feel in a relationship regardless of race, orientation, religion, girl on guy or guy on girl, violence is NOT OK.
Stop basing this guy, start looking at the deceitful antics of our beautiful songbird Rihanna. Shes fooled you all, and laughs about it. She should have been on the chopping block right next to him, cause SHES VIOLENT and was a BAD GIRLFRIEND!
Feel smart people!

1925 days ago
295.

Justin    

Her sketch is funny, they made her neck look so long, Giraffe??

1925 days ago
296.

teeny    

Her head is so large.
I think there's way more to this story then is being told.

1924 days ago
297.

iwannameetmatt    

Outrageous. If ANY other "normal" person were to beat on a woman- or ANYONE for that matter- they would AT LEAST get SOME jail time. So the media stops posting her gruesome photo and we're all suppose to forget what happened??? He pays off a few people and gets PROBATION??? What does this say about the law and its application with celebrities especially douchy, pathetic men who beat women. Disgusting.

1924 days ago
298.

gina    

maybe he needs too have what he did too her done too him and maybe he wont be smiling. i am a victom of abuse and i dont think it funny at all... he sould pay for what he did. now all "guys" will think they can hit woman and get away too.it hurt far longer han the bruses and sime scares never heal i thnk its a smame too see this.

1924 days ago
299.

teeny    

WELL SAID JUSTICE!!

1924 days ago
300.

kiwi2704    

believe it or not, this is a normal ruling for a first time offender in a domestic abuse case. The judge is correct when she says she wants to treat him like everyone else. If she had given him more - it would have only been to make an example of a celebrity. The problem is our laws do not treat domestic violence with the seriousness it needs. If anything, use this outrage to force through changes that make domestic abuse sentences tougher.

1924 days ago
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