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Judge to Brown -- I've Heard the 'Chatter'

8/25/2009 6:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Chris Brown was just sentenced to 5 years probation and 6 months hard labor, and the judge threatened Brown by talking about the "chatter" she hears.

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Judge Patricia Schnegg said during the sentencing, "I am not immune to the chatter on the airwaves." It's unclear if she was saying that she's heard reports that Brown and Rihanna are still talking ... or if she was just saying he needs to be careful because she watches TV and reads TMZ. To us, it sounded like the former.

Down to business, the judge sentenced Brown to perform hard labor at the Commonwealth Catholic Charities in Richmond, VA, where he must also take a 52-week domestic violence course.

The judge ruled Brown -- who pleaded guilty to felony assault -- must stay 100 yards away from Rihanna, unless they are both at an entertainment-related event, in which case he must stay 10 yards away. The protective order lasts 5 years.

He must provide DNA samples as requested by authorities.

Brown must also keep in touch with the Probation Department and is subject to search and seizure 24/7 for the next 5 years. He can't own any dangerous weapons, including guns or knives.

Chris Brown: Click to watchBrown must pay $2,500 in restitution and another $2,500 in probation expenses. He must also pay a $30 criminal conviction fee -- BARGAIN! He must also pay $400 that goes into a domestic violence fund.

Brown must get prior approval before leaving the country.

As Brown left court, female fans could be heard screaming "I love you."

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76.

CATRENA COLBERT    

Why isn't Chris Brown going to jail? Plaxico Buress is gonna serve 2 yrs for shooting himself on accident where is the justice....maybe if Rihanna was an animal and rec'd that type of beating he would be in jail....think mike vick

1799 days ago
77.

diane    

Harvey--Do you think Debbie Rowe was the anonymous woman who called LAPD re: Dr. Klein prescription practices to MJ.

1799 days ago
78.

LakersFan    

Harvey,

If Michael was found to be in great health in the extensive physical which was performed for the AEG contract why did AEG hire a 150k a month cardiologist for Michael? What is their excuse for this?

1799 days ago
79.

Monica    

Is it possible to send flowers to the funeral and later on. Is the family accepting personal gifts, etc. There are many fans abroad who would like to show their support.

1799 days ago
80.

MJ WAS A JUNKIE    

DO YOU THINK ANY OF THE DRS WILL DO ANY TIME???????
IN THE MJ CASE.

1799 days ago
81.

Sad sad    

Is Harvey single? ;p

1799 days ago
82.

MELOSH    

HE SHOULD ALSO HAVE TO PAY BACK THE TAXPAYERS FOR COURT COSTS AND EVERYTHING ASSOCIATED THAT COST US MONEY. H

1799 days ago
83.

Biggest_Hit_In_Years    

Right or wrong, Did Rihanna ever hit Chris?

1799 days ago
84.

bambi    

Question......... Harvey why have you not given us anything about Tohme Tohme?? Or anyone that was at Michael's mansion that day for that matter.. I am sure your journalists can get this info..

1799 days ago
85.

Michelle    

why is chris brown still in trouble and noithing has happend to rihana? she was as much to blame as chris..

1799 days ago
86.

Kamil    

Did Michael Jackson have a girlfriend?

1799 days ago
87.

Saultxyca    

Judge Schnegg doesn't want to be responsible for another sociopathic misogynist like Ryan Jenkins. Nice, long, enforceable, community service component ought to help it sink in. ...

1799 days ago
88.

Monica    

I want to know about Thome Thome to. He scared Michael it says. He had a lot of control

1799 days ago
89.

MJ    

Dr. Murray claims that he had a pulse monitor or whatever on Michael's finger, but didn't the peramedics say that they saw no monitor?

1799 days ago
90.

puffinstuff    

At least he got something.
When men around here beat their women, they are out running the streets the next day and the women sport their black eyes like prizefighters.
But I agree, he should jail time. It takes a famous person to be made an example of especially in regards to domestic abuse.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_M9SizIzpQg


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