A Los Angeles judge has revoked Chris Brown’s probation in his 2009 domestic abuse conviction for beating ex-girlfriend Rihanna.
The judge revoked Brown’s probation today after reviewing a request from the LA prosecutor’s office, which alleges that Brown violated the terms of his probation by committing an alleged hit-and-run in May.
Superior Court Judge James R. Brandlin set a August 16 court date to determine if any punishment is warranted. Brown faces up to 4 years in prison.
Before the hearing, Brown took to his Twitter page today to plead his case in the court of public opinion: “I did everything I was suppose to do during the so called hit n run, I provided the correct info. There were no injuries or damages. C’mon!!”
The judge ordered Brown be released without bail after Deputy Dist. Atty. Mary Murray did not request that the singer be taken into custody. Prosecutors alleged that incident involving two new misdemeanor charges of hit-and-run and driving without a license violate the terms of Brown’s five-year probation in the felony assault case that requires he obeys all laws.
In the latest incident, Brown is accused of rear-ending a woman’s Mercedes with a Range Rover on May 21 on Barham Boulevard. According to a district attorney’s investigators report, the woman and Brown — who did not identify himself — pulled over to the side of the road after the crash at a red light about 12:30 p.m. The Mercedes driver asked Brown for his driver’s license and insurance as required by California law, but he produced neither of them, according to the report.
Instead, Brown’s passenger. Karrueche Tientrese Tran, handed over her driver’s license, and after some searching produced an expired insurance card for a Lamborghini. Prosecutors attached a letter that the woman sent to the LAPD investigator saying Brown and his passenger went “ballistic” when they realized she was taking photos. The woman said Brown then tried to grab the camera from her and allegedly called her profane names suggesting she thought less of him because he was a black man and used a racial epithet for himself.