Brown Passes Progress Hearing
Chris Brown has completed just seven out of 52 required domestic violence classes since he was sentenced in June (09) for his attack on ex-girlfriend Rihanna - but they're enough to keep him out of jail.
The R&B star was back in court in Los Angeles on Thursday (19Nov09) for a progress report hearing, five months after he pleaded guilty to the brutal assault on the Umbrella hitmaker in February (09).
He was ordered to serve six months of hard labour in his home state of Virginia, five years of supervised probation for felony assault and also instructed to attend domestic violence classes.
Brown's progress report showed he has attended seven of the required tutorials, as well as 100 hours of community service.
And the presiding judge was satisfied Brown was on course to completing his sentence, according to TMZ.com.
There was also no evidence to suggest Brown had violated a restraining order imposed on him - as part of his plea deal in June, he agreed to stay at least 100 yards away from Rihanna, unless they were at the same function.
The 20 year old's next progress report hearing is scheduled for 18 February (10).