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Judge to review Chris Brown's probation compliance in Rihanna beating case

November 19, 2009 |  7:39 am

A Los Angeles judge today will review whether pop singer Chris Brown is complying with his sentence in connection with his attack on his former girlfriend, pop star Rihanna.

Brown was sentenced to five years of probation and 180 days of community service, which he performed in Richmond, Va. Since his sentence, he has issued a video apology for the incident.

Brown is expected in court when the judge does the status update.

In June, Brown reached a plea deal with L.A. prosecutors that was expected to limit his sentence to probation and no jail time. Under the agreement, Brown, 20, will serve five years' probation and take a yearlong domestic violence prevention class.

L.A. County Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg also ordered him to stay at least 100 yards away from Rihanna, 21, for the next five years. 

Brown was arrested in February for beating and threatening Rihanna during an argument in a rented Lamborghini. The incident occurred as the couple drove home from a pre-Grammy party.

-- Shelby Grad

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