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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.

Chris Brown: Click to watch
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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121.

what the hell    

he should've gone to prison.
did you read the report about what happened?

i don't care what rihanna did to provoke him-
no one should ever do that much damage to anyone.

1834 days ago
122.

long    

thats a good question linda i hope so lol and for paparzzo@frog.cc you need to such ur damn mounth wat if it was you that almost went to jail

1834 days ago
123.

IJustCantBelieveIt    

@144:What the hell:

Didn't the person above you state that throwing him in prison wouldn't make a difference because he is gonna live a hard,restricted life?He is a first time offender. He might not even do it again. He doesn’t need jail time, he needs counseling, a.k.a , help. Why don’t you worry about your own loved ones and stop worrying about Rihanna? She is not even innocent. She hit him as well so I also do not respect her for how she handled him [of course she will tell police she didn’t]. Be thankful you won’t have to support him in prison. One final thing, Rihanna doesn’t care anymore so why should you? The sad thing about it if you were in that situation she would not care to defend you.

1834 days ago
124.

IJustCantBelieveIt    

He is gonna live a hard and restricted life anyways regardless of whether he goes to jail or not because he is a convicted felon.Did you read the order the judge decreed and the sentencing?Even I was shaking in my boots.

1834 days ago
125.

PASSION OF THE TAINT    

Chris Brown Threatens Rihanna again...
A must see!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoyK3WoSyjY

1830 days ago
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