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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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91.

UGGGGHHH    

TRASH CLEANING UP TRASH........


WOMAN BEATER.. WOMAN WATCH OUT HE IS ON THE LOOSE...............

1926 days ago
92.

Sabrina    

Im glad he didnt get jail time, but the rest sucks about the probation!!
i wanted to hear what rihanna did to him!!
rihanna should just stay in barbados for a while now,she is not needed in America if shes gona cause trouble!!!

1926 days ago
93.

titi    

finally!

1926 days ago
94.

elle    

6 months of "hard labor" is MUCH better than 6 months of sitting on his @ss in jail.

I'll be waiting to see exactly what this "hard labor" is...........

1926 days ago
95.

Cassie    

she didnt even go in the courtroom she is such a loser..

1926 days ago
96.

annie :)    

wow, a lil extreme judge, don't u think?

1926 days ago
97.

Jamie    

Well of course he was treated like anyone else going through the court system....people never go to jail for beating and BITING their signifcant other...that's just make sense!

1926 days ago
98.

kayleigh    

And you wonder why the rest of the world looks on in disbelief! The USofA is a laughing stock and a disgrace.

1926 days ago
99.

AN    

This is more than I thought she would get. Seriously, there was no way that Rhianna's lawyer or Chris Brown's lawyer was going to let this go to trial. It's a win because he pled guilty - he admitted doing what he was charged with. Rhianna is saved embarrassment from testifying since she doesn't have to defend herself for "starting the fight." Chris Brown has to do public service - embarrassing for him and good for the community and he has to go through the hassle of probation hearings every three months for 5 years. Plus he has to take an anger management course, something that might do him some good.

That said, I still hate both of them and won't support their music.

1926 days ago
100.

jjj    

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!
I wanted him to go to jail... but Rihanna still got some justice, hard labor is a good form of justice as well.

1926 days ago
101.

Google-me-bitch!    

and for everyone who thinks he didn't beat her up..there is the proof!

He gets 5 years probation for FELONY assault -- he pled guilty
HE PLED GUILTY!

hope all his die hard fans see this

1926 days ago
102.

tlynn    

46. What happens when he kills his next girlfriend?

Posted at 5:05PM on Jun 22nd 2009 by Ken

DUH....he calls in the dream team & "if it does not fit, we must acquit", that's what happens!!!

Somehow, I don't feel bad for Phil Spector at all! Love it when the shoe is on the other foot!!!!!!!!

1926 days ago
103.

Michelle    

See TMZ yall messy...he can't vote until his probation is OVER...guess what he can vote in the next presidential election lol

1926 days ago
104.

Jasmine    

What's with all these comments blasting Rihanna for not testifying? She showed up per the subpoena like she was supposed to. The plea agreement was between the Los Angeles District Attorney and CHRIS BROWN'S lawyer. It had nothing to do with Rihanna--she had no say in it. Once the plea bargain was agreed to, there was no hearing to be had and her testimony was no longer required. Quit trying to blame the victim!

1926 days ago
105.

Confidence101    

What do all beaten women have in common????

They just dont listen.....

lol...just kidding...
I hate that joke...sooo not funny,,,

1926 days ago
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