Following a hearing regarding the terms of his probation, a judge has ruled that Chris Brown must remain under probation for a further three years. In 2009, Brown was arrested, charged and sentenced for assaulting the pop star Rihanna, who was his girlfriend at the time. He received a sentence of five years' probation and 180 hours of community service. At the hearing in Los Angeles, the judge acknowledged that Brown had "scored high marks," according to Bbc news.
However, despite Brown's lawyer requesting that his probationary terms be abolished, it was ruled that he would continue to be required to report to officials in Virginia. Chris Brown was not present at the hearing. According to his probation officer, Brown had passed all of the necessary drugs tests and had made "great strides," having completed an anger management course and undergone domestic violence counselling after the incident, which left Rihanna with a bruised and swollen face. Brown also completed his six months of community service, which involved graffiti removal and clearing roadsides.
At the time, a restraining order was placed on Chris Brown, preventing him from contacting Rihanna or from getting any closer than 10 yards from here at music industry events. This restraining order was relaxed last year and on Sunday (February 12, 2012), both Rihanna and Chris Brown are scheduled to perform live at the Grammy awards. Other performers on the night include Adele, Foo Fighters and KATY PERRY.