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Chris Brown to appear in court over Karrueche Tran's restraining order

The singer instructed his lawyer not to accept any legal papers on his behalf.

Chris Brown has finally been served regarding ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran's permanent restraining order against him.

The model-turned-actress was granted permanent legal protection from the Loyal hitmaker in February (17) after she filed court documents accusing Brown of abusing her and threatening to kill her following the end of their four-year relationship. A hearing in the case was originally set for 29 March (17), but it was postponed until April (17), as Brown had not taken receipt of the official paperwork.

The court hearing in April (17) was subsequently rescheduled for the same reason, but process servers have finally caught up with Brown.

According to TMZ, he was recently served while celebrating his birthday (05May17) at Grooves nightclub in Houston, Texas. A hearing has been scheduled for later this month (May17).

Brown previously instructed his lawyer, Mark Geragos, and his co-workers not to accept anything on his behalf, forcing Tran's legal representatives to hire a private team in a bid to track down the singer and personally hand him the documents. After last month's delay, Geragos insisted Tran's efforts are "doomed to failure", and accused her of making up the domestic violence claims to "enhance" her own profile.

Explaining why he agreed not to accept service of the restraining order on his client's behalf, he told the website, "I'm not here to help anybody increase their profile for self-promotion."

Karrueche and Chris ended their relationship in 2015, after she discovered he had fathered a child, daughter Royalty, with model Nia Guzman during a secret fling. Royalty turns three on 27 May (17).

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