L.A. judge praises Chris Brown for progress in meeting terms of sentence in Rihanna assault
A Los Angeles judge commended R&B singer Chris Brown on Thursday for his efforts to fulfill the terms of his sentence for assaulting his then-girlfriend, pop star Rihanna.
“It looks like you are doing really, really well,” Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg told the 20-year-old performer during a progress hearing that lasted less then two minutes.
Brown, dressed in a black, military-style jacket and gray jeans, listened silently as the judge went over papers from authorities in the singer’s native Virginia detailing his progress.
Schnegg, who sentenced Brown to five years’ probation in August, said he had worked off 32 of the 180 days of “community labor” and completed a third of the required domestic violence classes.
“You haven’t missed one. You are participating and doing a very good job,” she told him.
Brown left Rihanna bruised and bloodied during the attack last year that began inside a rented Lamborghini after a pre-Grammy party. He has apologized for the assault.
-- Harriet Ryan at L.A. Superior Court
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