Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 21 October 2014

Chris Brown sentenced for assaulting Rihanna

This photo of pop star Rihanna which was according to TMZ, "taken after Chris Brown allegedly beat her."
Singer Rihanna greets friends as she goes to her seat during the second half of action between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Orlando Magic at Game 2 of the NBA basketball finals Sunday, June 7, 2009, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Rihanna and Chris Brown

Singer Chris Brown has been sentenced to five years probation and ordered to complete 180 days of community service for his assault on ex-girlfriend Rihanna.

In June, Brown pleaded guilty to felony assault after attacking the singer last February in Hancock Park, Los Angeles, following a pre-Grammy Awards party.

Brown will carry out his community service in Virginia and and must complete an anti-domestic violence programme in Los Angeles.

Rihanna recently lodged an appeal for the restraining order against her ex-boyfriend to be removed.

But LA County Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg ordered him to stay at least 50 yards away from Rihanna (21) for the next five years.

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