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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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31.

AFTRA    

Why don't some of these idiots realize how LUCKY they are to be able to live the good life. He needs a taste of how the rest of the country lives then maybe he'll realize what he is throwing away.

329 days ago
32.

JoeSnide    

His own crew need to hire out some boys to jump this cat and F him up good so he wakes the eff up

329 days ago
33.

Pongo    

It's LA. There is no such thing as celebrity probation violation in LA (see: Lindsay Lohan), just courthouse photo ops for the celebs and their star attorneys. The LA criminal justice system for 'stars' appears to be one great big badly scripted reality show. He won't even get his wrist slapped.

329 days ago
34.

Dee    

Lock this Neanderthal up already.

329 days ago
35.

alia    

send the ****y little jerk to prison...he will never learn his lesson...he needs to learn it the hard way....these entitled actors think they are above the law...and he is the furthest thing from HUMBLE...he makes me sick !

329 days ago
36.

SusanCoyote    

Do the world a favor and drink some antifreeze. Only hood rats like you. GO AWAY and take Kanye!

329 days ago
37.

VICKY    

JAIL IS THE ONLY WAY TO TEACH THIS A-HOLE SPOILED WANNA-BE THUG HE IS NOT SPECIAL.iN JAIL WITH REAL BANGERS AND TOUGHS HE WILL FEEL FEAR AND SMALL. GOOD LESSON WILL MAYBE SAVE HIM FROM A BULLET SOMEDAY

329 days ago
38.

OH NO!    

Please, please, please.......lock him up. He needs 4 years of back door action to make him humble.

329 days ago
39.

scouser73    

The real problem is that Chris Brown is okay with throwing punches but not accepting the responsibility and owning up to the fact that he is a coward. Without his bodyguards he's nothing but a spoilt little prick who is in dire need of a ****ing good battering.

329 days ago
40.

Chas54623    

Go to jail--go directly to jail--do not pass GO--do not collect your obscene earnings. Your are not entitled—get off the stage and make room for deserving talent—other people are not responsible for your being an ass.

329 days ago
41.

lkelly816    

"The charge reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor because the injuries weren't that severe and witness statements conflicted." Okay, I see, let's wait until he kills someone!! Maybe that might be problematic!

329 days ago
42.

Lala    

SEEMS like a VIOLATION??? WOW... I'd like to see what the LA COUNTY PROBATION dept. deems a TRUE VIOLATION...

329 days ago
43.

Celebs vs the world    

Throw his punk azz in jail for a year - or more

329 days ago
44.

jbeans    

He keeps getting slapped on the hand so he keeps slapping others. Put the thug in prison and maybe he will finally learn his lesson! Obviously letting him off doesn't teach him hitting people is wrong!

329 days ago
45.

Rob    

Chris Brown is a joke just because your "famous" don't give you the right to think your above the law, who cares if the prisons are over crowded put his no talented azz in Folsom Prison or another jail, the law enforcement and the judicial system needs to actually grow a set and stop being star struck and do the right thing and lock up Chris Brown and any other "famous" person that has done something wrong, its basically favortizim you have the money to buy a judge off or a cop off then you don't have to spend time in jail or prison.

329 days ago
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