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Chris Brown will stay in rehab

Monday, February 03, 2014 - 00:38

Feb. 3 - Judge denies prosecutor request to send R&B singer Chris Brown to jail. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) A Los Angeles Superior Court judge declined to send R&B singer Chris Brown back to jail Monday (February 3) despite prosecutors' motion to do so. They claim the singer violated his probation by getting arrested in Washington, D.C. last fall on a misdemeanor assault charge. But the judge said the singer should stay at a treatment facility for substance abuse and anger management because he is doing well in the court ordered program and it gives him an "adequate safety net." "All in all, I think everyone around him is impressed with the amount of work that he's put into this and the attitude change in him," said Brown's lawyer Mark Geragos. Brown was sentenced to 90 days in the treatment program in November following his October assault arrest in Washington where he allegedly punched and broke the nose of a man who was trying to get a picture with him. His probation from his 2009 assault on then-girlfriend and singer Rihanna was also revoked at the time. His next court hearing in Los Angeles is scheduled for Feb. 28.

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Chris Brown will stay in rehab

Monday, February 03, 2014 - 00:38