Brown was arrested Friday after he was tossed out of a Malibu substance-abuse and anger-management facility where he had been for about the past four months. Brown’s attorney, Mark Geragos, asked that Brown be allowed to enroll in another program, but Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James Brandlin denied the request, ordering the singer to remain behind bars. Another hearing has been set for April 23.
The L.A. Sheriff’s Department revealed that Chris was arrested because he’d “allegedly violated probation related to his 2009 conviction” by being kicked out of rehab. TMZ reported that Chris was booted from rehab because he broke internal rules. No one knew which was the cause of the arrest, but now some details have emerged.. starting with the internal rules he supposedly violated.
According to TMZ, Chris had was booted after violating 3 rules of the center:
1. The first was that he stay two feet from any women at all times, a rule that was specifically assigned to him due to the Rihanna domestic violence incident back in 2009. Chris apparently broke the rule when he touched the hands and elbows of a woman in the facility.
2. Later on, Chris allegedly refused a drug test when he returned from an outing. Though he later tested negative, the refusal still stood as a violation of the rules.
3. The final straw seems to have been some harsh comments he made about the program in a group session saying rehab does not help, and that it may be a stupid idea.
The source also claims that Chris had a sexual encounter with a woman earlier in his stay, though it apparently did not factor into his dismissal from the program. So Chris is currently behind bars for violating his probation and mandatory rehab stay. At first, reports claimed Brown would only remain in jail until Monday morning (March 17th, 2014) BUT during that hearing, the judge took it to a extreme and ordered Brown to stay in prison until his next court hearing for the Washington D.C. assault case and that’s scheduled for April 23rd! (DAMN.)
According to TMZ:
Chris Brown will stay in jail until April 23 … he was SHUT DOWN in court Monday afternoon in his bid to win release.
The judge had ordered him to stay in rehab while he decided whether Brown violated his probation in the Rihanna case. The judge had Chris arrested almost immediately after the rehab facility kicked him out.
The judge said Chris had an “inability to stay out of trouble.” Judge Hizzoner was especially concerned at a statement Chris made at the rehab joint, “I am good at using guns and knives.”
The judge wants Chris in the slammer until a D.C. jury decides if Chris committed criminal assault in an unrelated case. That trial is set for April 17 and should only last a few days.
The L.A. judge will hold a probation violation hearing on April 23, and if Chris is convicted in D.C. he’s in big trouble. Worst case scenario … he could be sentenced to 4 years in prison for violating probation in the Rihanna case. One of the conditions — obey all laws.
Grazing the elbow of a woman, and refusing a drug test lead to a month in prison which could possibly lead to 4 years?? Pray for Chris because this could get real ugly.