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Chris Brown

The Real Problem Is Still Rihanna

10/29/2013 6:14 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE



Chris Brown got a hot meal after getting sprung from jail, and TMZ has learned ... his people aren't that worried about the misdemeanor assault charge -- they're WAY more concerned about the impact it will have on his probation status in the Rihanna case.

Law enforcement sources tell us ... the charge against Chris was reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor because the victim's injuries weren't that severe and witness statements conflicted.   The reality is -- worst case scenario ... Chris won't do any time for the assault.

The Rihanna case is much more problematic.  As we first reported, the L.A. County Probation Dept. is already conducting an investigation to determine if Chris violated his probation.  As one source familiar with the investigation tells us, "It's pretty clear he didn't keep his nose clean.  It sure seems like a violation."

The Probation Dept. will submit a report to the judge in the Rihanna case, and the D.A. will then weigh in -- based on what we know, they will almost certainly ask the judge to REVOKE Chris' probation. 

Worst case scenario for Chris ... if probation is revoked, 4 years in State prison.

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The world is disgusting    

Being rich = getting away with whatever you want. #ROBTHERICH

330 days ago
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J    

Never has one person been arrested so many times for assault and never done any jail time. He has a rage problem, and if this isn't a blatant violation of his probation I don't know what is. Wasn't the fist fight and bottle throwing in a public club a violation of his probation? Wasn't punching Frank Ocean and calling him a fa---t a violation of his probation. Now this...... I think it is easy to say that this guy deserves to be in jail to think about things.

330 days ago
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samson    

If Chris Brown gets nothing from this, can we call for the firing of the TMZ legal panel that always cries "worst case scenario" when nothing seems to happen to any of the people they cover, ever?

330 days ago
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NOT ELMO    

for Chris Brown if probation is revoked, 4 years in State prison.....................LOCK UP THAT NO TALENT LIP-SYNCHING VIOLENT BlTCH ALREADY LOL

330 days ago
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lts    

This site has been warning of doom for various celebrats for as long as I can remember. In almost no case did it come to fruition. I expect this will be no different.

330 days ago
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devil's advocate    

Have faith, there is still hope the judge in LA will send this guy back to prison.

330 days ago
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Nunya    

This boy had anger issues waaaaaay before rihanna..and now he's just an out of control crackhead who should have his probation revoked..a few years of scared straight might wake this fool up

330 days ago
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ChrisB    

Worst case scenario for Chris ... if probation is revoked, 4 years in State prison.

Worst case for CB maybe but BEST case for society! Couldn't happen to a nicer guy.

330 days ago
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t.r.    

How many more times is some rich hollywood idiot going to get away with crime after crime after crime. No wonder he has no respect for the law or anything/anyone else.

330 days ago
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Michael    

Probation requires you to stay out of ALL legal trouble. What do they need to review? Lock this POS up already.

330 days ago
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I just wanted to comment    

Psshhh, it seems the only thing celebs arent impervious to is tax evasion, thats the only thing I see them do time for these days. Weapons charges.... debateable

330 days ago
12.

dee    

CB has brought all this trouble on himself............Needs to be a rehab anger management program or something before he kills somebody.

330 days ago
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I just wanted to comment    

Oh and TMZ, I DONT want to play Candy Crush? Please fix your ads, I had that stupid ad pop up 6 times in one minute. NO MEANS NO

330 days ago
14.

Ladylike    

His real problem is HIMSELF. He absolutely should be violated & do some serious jail time. He's been in many situations since Rhianna, & he always gets off. His ass should be in jail. He's a VIOLENT criminal and obviously hasn't learned a thing!

330 days ago
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Robbin    

The real problem is not Rhianna, the real problem is that Chris Brown is a violent psychopath.

330 days ago
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