Chris Brown Sentenced To 1,000 Hours Of Community Service – Too Bad, So Sad
Apparently, the world did such a good job convincing Chris BrownÂ he didn’tÂ commit a crime when he violently assaulted then girlfriend Rihanna,Â that he decided not to fulfill his community service obligations.
On Friday, Brown was ordered to perform 1,000 hours of community service after his probation resulting from the 2009 assault was restored:
The 24-year-old R&B star’s probation was revoked last month after he was hit with misdemeanor charges following a minor traffic accident.
Those charges were dismissed on Thursday and on Friday Los Angeles Superior Court judge James Brandlin restored his probation.
The reinstated probation order was conditional on Brown completing 1,000 hours of community labor, in addition to the 180 days he had already been ordered to perform.
The order came after prosecutors noticed “significant discrepancies” in his work record, which left questions about whether he had completed the 180 days of community service he was initially ordered.
Brown pleaded guilty to assaulting Rihanna in 2009, on the eve of the Grammy Awards. Disturbingly, he went on to win his first Grammy a few years later, in 2012. It seems the music industry is very forgiving. So were hordes of fans who claimed they were basically lining up to be hit by Brown. Ugh.
Brown gave a half-assed apology for his criminally violent behavior, but then went on to throw a tantrum on the Today show when he was questioned about said behavior. He also did some phenomenally douche-y bragging after his Grammy win:Â HATE ALL U WANT BECUZ I GOT A GRAMMY. Now! That’s the ultimate F— OFF. Nice.
Brown willÂ be put to work in one of four programs — highway clean-up, beach clean-up, graffiti removal or a program run by the probation department, Probation Alternative Work Services. None of his previous community service work will count towards the new required hours. He’ll have to take a small break from posting selfies on Instagram (okay, so it’s private now, but I’m assuming that’s what he does) and trying to be deep on Twitter.
Too bad. So sad.