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Chris Brown Sued for Alleged Rape at His House

Chris Brown is once again in trouble with the law.

The often-violent singer has been sued by a home who claims she was the victim of a sexual assault at Brown's house, alleging that was forced to perform oral sex on a woman who was menstruating.

She also says a friend of Brown's raped her twice.

Chris Brown in Yellow

The woman, who has hired Glorida Allred as her attorney, has filed these legal documents under the name Jane Doe.

She claims she attended a party at Brown's mansion on February of 2017 at which cocaine, ecstasy and marijuana were readily available.

In official papers obtained by TMZ, the woman explains that an unnamed female friend of the artist's forced her and a few other women into a bedroom.

This friend then blocked the door with a couch. 

The instigator proceeded to force women to hook up with Brown and another man, named Lowell Grissom.

Doe adds that her cell phone was taken away from her upon arrival at the gathering.

Sitting Courtside

The woman details how she attempted to leave the situation, only for Brown's female friend to grab her by the throat and make her give Grissom a blow job.

Doe adds that this same female friend then pushed her down on the bed and "literally sat on [her] face, using her legs to pin [her] down while forcing [her] to perform oral sex on her."

It gets more disgusting from there, allegedly:

Doe says the woman was menstruating.

She says in the lawsuit that she went to the bathroom after this unwanted sex act and saw her face covered in blood.

While she was showering, Grissom came in, shoved her on the bed and raped her.

Chris Brown in a Baggy Shirt

During a news conference on Wednesday, Allred said this was "one of the most horrific sexual assault cases" she has ever seen.

According to the lawsuit, Grissom later held Doe against a washing machine and raped her a second time that evening.

She says she went to a rape treatment center and reported it to police, but the police have said they could not determine whether these sex acts were consensual or not.

As a result, they did not pursue charges.

Attorney Mark Geragos tells TMZ that Allred is demanding $17 million in the lawsuit, which  Geragos says is ridiculous.

He says the allegations are not true and that Brown is innocent.

Chris Brown Points

The singer, of course, managed to avoid jail time even after punching Rihanna in the face many times back in 2009.

He has since been accused of domestic violence and seems to have a serious problem with his temper, as well as with his ego.

But, hey, the guy can dance really well and he makes catchy music, so millions of fans don't apparently care about this other stuff.

Chris Brown Speaks Out on Karrueche Tran Dating Victor Cruz!

Folks, Chris Brown is expressing his feelings on social media again.

Usually that means some death threats are being issued and some serious trash is being talked.

Chris Brown at Premiere

But either Chris has turned over a new leaf or he recently got his hands on some extremely mellow indica, because we're seeing a side of Breezy that we've never seen before.

Whatever the case, hopefully, his long-suffering ex Karrueche Tran can finally breathe a sigh of relief.

Chris and Karrueche broke up way back in 2015, but that hasn't stopped Chris from continuing to interfere in her life.

Actually, the two of them broke up several times, but it was the revelation that Chris had a secret daughter from a previous relationship that finally pushed Karrueche over the edge.

We guess finding out the person you've been dating for years has been living a double-life the whole time is a deal-breaker for some folks.

Karrueche Tran Instagram Image

Weird thing is, on the scale of bad behavior from Chris Brown, that's actually pretty mild.

These days, Karrueche appears to be dating NFL wide receiver Victor Cruz.

The couple went semi-public recently and Chris dealt with the news remarkably well (by Breezy standards, that is).

On an Instagram pic of the couple, Brown commented:

“They look really good together."

Chris Brown Sings and Sucks

That's it. That's all he wrote.

Now, it's possible that that's some sort of coded threat to Cruz, like when a Mafia dude kisses another dude on the lips and it means he's been marked for death.

But in all likelihood, this is just Chris complimenting an ex he's been broken up with for years.

You know, like normal, relatively sane people do.

That doesn't mean Chris is actually normal or relatively sane, however.

No, in fact, it looks like he's just directing his irrational rage at a different former flame these days.

Chris Brown Looks Up

“Chris is furious over the latest Rihanna pregnancy rumors,” a source close to Brown tells Hollywood Life.

“Every time Chris hears about Rihanna possibly being pregnant, he gets really bothered and totally freaks out."

It seems like Chris gets bothered and freaks out pretty much any time anything happens, so we suppose it's not shocking that he flipped when he heard that Rihanna might be pregnant.

It is surprising that he's so mad he can't even focus on his other grudges, though.

"Chris has a lot of love for Rihanna and he always wanted to be the one to have a family with her," the insider claims.

Rihanna at 2018 Grammys

"It makes him emotional to hear that she could be having someone else’s baby."

The source adds:

"Chris has always felt that one day things might work out between them, so if the rumors turn out to be true, he will be heartbroken.” 

Yeah, Chris we're pretty sure that ship has sailed.

It left harbor right around the time you brutally beat Rihanna and she fled the relationship in fear for her life.

"Deal-breaker" is pretty much Chris' middle name.

Kendall Jenner Likely Regrets Chris Brown Alliance Right About Now

In a recent interview, Kendall Jenner expressed regret over that controversial Pepsi commercial from April of last year.

But at least no Pepsi can has ever been accused of beating up its girlfriend.

The same, of course, cannot be said for Chris Brown.

Kendall Jenner in a Video

And this explains why so many Kendall Jenner fans are aghast at the model's decision to make a cameo in Brown's latest music video.

As previously reported, Jenner appears in the video for "Freaky Friday," a collaboration between this violent artist and a rapper named Lil Dicky.

At one point in the footage, Dicky takes the form of the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star, crooning:

Holy sh-t, I got a vagina, I'm gonna learn. I'm gonna understand the inner workings of a woman!

(This is seriously profound and lyrical stuff, folks.)

Jenner hasn't explained her motivation for this appearance, but Brown pleaded guilty to physically assaulting then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009.

He has also had a tumultuous relationship with his ex Karrueche Tran, who had a restraining order taken out against him in 2017 and who has also accused him of attacking her.

Chris Brown in a Video

Why would Kendall possibly associate herself with the singer?

We have no idea.

And we aren't the only ones demanding an answer while questioning Jenner's decision-making process here.

“Please tell me you’re not supporting chris brown,” one Twitter user wrote in response to the 22-year-old's Tweet about her cameo, while another fan added simply:

“Girl please don’t support an abuser.”

why kj?

Along with Jenner, meanwhile, Ed Sheeran also appears in this same music video.

He's one of the most successful solo artists out there and most definitely did not need any sort of professional bump from Brown.

So... what the heck were you thinking, Ed?!?

"@edsheeran is on a song with Chris Brown. And in my opinion that currently makes him a dick,” one Internet user wrote.

And another chimed in as follows: “I will not be getting involved with that song. I thought he had better judgement.”

Ed Sheeran in a Video

Followers really don't seem sure how to respond to Sheeran's cameo.

This is someone whose biggest controversy to date was... we don't even know. Briefly guest-starring on Game of Thrones last season, we guess?

"I’m kinda upset Ed Sheeran’s on a Chris Brown song cause I hate supporting that a–hole abuser but I love supporting Ed," Tweeted a confused fan.

ed disgust

Last week, Brown's beating of Rihanna returned to the news after Snapchat actually posted an advertisement that mocked his assault conviction.

The message asked users whether they’d rather “slap Rihanna” or “punch Chris Brown.”

Really, this is a thing that happened.

A spokesperson for the social media app apologized in a statement shortly after the ad went viral, saying the “advert was reviewed and approved in error, as it violates our advertising guidelines."

Rihanna also said something directly to the company at the time:

“I’m just trying to figure out what the point was with this mess! I’d love to call it ignorance, but I know you ain’t that dumb!

"You let us down! Shame on you. Throw the whole app-oligy away."

In conclusion: Chris Brown sucks and Kendall Jenner has a lot of explaining to do.

Kendall Jenner Is Excited About Her Vagina in NSFW Music Video

If you're not familiar with the rapper Lil Dicky, well, we're sorry to be the ones to tell you, but you've been wasting your life.

The good news is, it's not too late for you to familiarize yourself with the artist who's alternately known as Slim Boner, the Human Bitcoin, and Mr. Leftward-Sloping Penis.

Dicky's back catalog is well worth your time, but there's no better place to start than with his newest music video, a collaboration with Chris Brown that dropped earlier this week.

Now, you may be thinking to yourself, Hey, I clicked on an article about Kendall Jenner's vagina! What's all this talk about phallic rappers and heavily-tattooed R&B dudes?

Well, you see - Breezy isn't the only celeb to make a cameo in Young Dick's latest opus.

The song has something of a high-concept premise - Dicky and Chris swap bodies (hence the title, "Freaky Friday").

The emcees enjoy certain aspects of one another's lives, but for obvious reasons, Brown is eager to get back to his life of groupies and public adulation.

And so, a second switch takes place.

We won't get into all the details (you really have to watch this video), but complications lead to Dicky inhabiting Kendall Jenner's physical form.

The rapper remains as genital-obsessed as ever, but now he has something new to explore.

"Holy sh-t, I got a vagina, I'm gonna learn," an excited Dickie-as-Kendall croons.

"I'm gonna understand the inner workings of a woman!"

Needless to say, this isn't your typical hip hop video.

Do yourself a favor and check out the full clip below:

 

Kendall jenner is excited about her vagina in nsfw music video

Chris Brown Just Got Owned by Vanessa Carlton

Chris Brown paid tribute to the opposite sex last Thursday on International Women's Day.

In what manner?

As difficult as it was for the violent singer, he actually refrained from bludgeoning the face of any female, which is significant progress for someone who ought to be in jail for what he did to Rihanna.

Chris Brown in a Baggy Shirt

We're just kidding.

(Well, we're serious: Brown did not beat any women up last week, as far as we know.)

In actuality, Brown celebrated the aforementioned occasion by posting a video set to Vanessa Carlton's "A Thousand Miles," a classic and uplifting pop track which opens as follows:

Making my way downtown walking fast/Faces pass and I'm home bound/Staring blankly ahead just making my way/Making a way through the crowd...

But while anyone familiar with this track is likely nodding his or her head to the beat right about now, a certain someone out there was doing the exact opposite upon learning Brown shared the snippet:

Vanessa Carlton herself.

Vanessa Carlton Sings

She responded to this misguided use of the track by shaking her head and writing in response:

“Today Chris Brown posted my video. I am now being repeatedly tagged to his account. Being that today is International Women’s Day I feel compelled to draw a line.

"I support survivors not perpetrators of domestic violence. I do not want to be associated with an artist that has assaulted women on a day like today.

"Thank you. #internationalwomensday.”

Carlton, of course, is referring to Brown’s highly publicized assault of then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009, as well as further allegations of violence that have recurred throughout his career.

Chris Brown Dances on Stage

The artist is a ticking time bomb of rage who has shown no remorse for his actions and has repeatedly proven himself to be an angry abuser.

As a result, we figured Brown would fly off the proverbial handle upon being scolded by Carlton.

But he instead replied in relatively tame and fair fashion, simply tagging Carlton in a post that reads:

"I posted a song that was and still is a great song and the artist felt she was doing her duty as a WOMAN to continue to spread this kind of hatred today.

"I won’t keep it up long. I just hope she knows she is loved and her song is great."

Chris Brown Soaks in Applause

Passive aggressive and with a clear tinge of disdain, but Chris Brown is always graded on a scale.

If he didn't bloody her lip, we consider it an impressive response on his part.

Brown, meanwhile, also proved himself to be a somewhat loving father over the weekend, sharing a picture of his young daughter Royalty and including the following caption:

Flyest 3year old On EARTH.

The image has since been Liked over 1.5 million times.

She's Royalty

For whatever reason, Brown still has a strong and passionate fan base.

It's perhaps the most perplexing and annoying development in all of Hollywood because, in case we didn't make it clear above, the guy is an unabashed woman beater.

But he does have a cute daughter.

It's not her fault that her dad sucks.

For Royalty's sake, we hope she never has to learn what kind of man planted his seed in her mother. We hope she grows up blissfully ignorant.

Chris Brown on Wendy Williams’ Illness: You Deserve It! Karma, B-tch!

When controversial talk show host Wendy Williams announced her illness and leave of absence, a number of people couldn't help but take a little satisfaction.

That might be unfair -- even though Wendy Williams makes her living by gleefully relishing in the misfortunes of others. And she's made a number of enemies along the way.

But ... does Chris Brown, of all people, have any room to talk?

Wendy Williams Goes Down

It was with a heavy heart (given the circumstances, we'll withhold jokes about Wendy Williams not having a heart) that Wendy Williams broke the news to her fans.

"My doctor has prescribed -- are you ready? -- three weeks of vacation."

Plenty of folks would love a three-week break from work, but when a doctor is ordering that, you know that it's serious.

She makes a joke about coming back after only two weeks because, thanks to her humble origins, she's concerned over who will pay her bills.

(Wendy Williams' net worth is estimated to be about $60 million. We sincerely hope that she'll be able to use those meager funds to keep the lights on for a few weeks)

Wendy Williams Acts Surprised

The reason for this doctor-instructed break from making cruel jabs at suffering celebrities and concocting wild theories about the motives behind new romances and breakups?

She suffers from both Graves Disease and hyperthyroidism. (Graves Disease being the most frequent cause for hyperthyroidism)

Symptoms can include nervousness, irritability, increased perspiration, a racing heartrate, hand tremors, anxiety, difficulty sleeping, thinning of the skin, fine brittle hair, and muscular weakness.

Wendy has experienced pressure behind her eyes and irritability along with trouble sleeping. Naturally, she may not have divulged all of her symptoms.

Some can't help but wonder if this condition played a roll in her scary collapse on live television.

Obviously, we wish Wendy Williams the best.

Chris Brown at Premiere

As inexcusable as some of Wendy's statements have been -- she's declared that she's sick of the #MeToo movement, among many other things -- there are much worse celebrities out there.

Speaking of whom ... Chris Brown has some thoughts on Wendy Williams' health condition, according to HollywoodLife's source.

"Chris feels bad Wendy is suffering an illness, but he can’t help but think bad karma is to blame for her poor health."

Of all of the people in this world to believe that a person's bad actions lead to cosmic consequences ... you'd think that Chris Brown would not be among them.

You know, because of the very famous domestic violence thing. Upon Rihanna. Upon Kerrueche Tran. And, let's face it, many believe that Chris Brown may have a long list of victims.

Yet he reportedly believes that Wendy has earned this illness flair-up by, get this, judging him.

"Chris has been the target of Wendy’s criticism and judgment many times over the years so he has a hard time feeling too bad that she will be off the air for a few weeks."

Chris Brown Sings and Sucks

"Chris is a big believer in the energy in the universe and he thinks cosmic karma may be partly to blame for Wendy’s problems."

Many people have beliefs like that. We'd imagine that most of them might mold their actions accordingly.

"Chris feels that it’s because Wendy spends so much time dissing him, and others, that she has gotten so sick."

Victim complex much?

"Chris thinks that when she recovers, Wendy will think twice before she continues to bully people on her TV show."

That's her whole brand, though.

"Chris is hoping her struggles with her health will make her a nicer person on the other side."

Wendy Williams Looks On

Honestly? The idea of Chris Brown so totally lacking moral clarity and self-awareness shouldn't surprise me, but it's kind of blowing my mind right now.

If he believes that people who say unkind things on television deserve illness, what does he think that Wendy Williams would deserve if she, to picka  random example, made a habit of beating the crap out of young women she claimed to love?

We joke, but it may be that he truly doesn't believe that he's done anything "that bad." That's a standard attitude for domestic abusers and other monsters.

Wendy Williams is not kind, but she's not a monster.

She doesn't deserve her illness. Criticism, sure. Not a chronic ailment.

And Chris Brown, who has never gotten what he deserves in his life, has no high ground against Wendy Williams or anyone else.

Chris Brown Posts Birthday Shout-Out to Rihanna, Gets Roasted By Fans

Thankfully, Chris Brown hasn't been in the news much lately.

Generally when you see Breezy's name in a headline, it's a sure sign that you're face will soon be firmly planted in your palm.

And we're sad to say this latest case is no exception.

Chris Brown at Premiere

Today, Rihanna celebrates her 30th birthday, an occasion that she'll probably mark by smoking 31 blunts.

(The last one is because she lost count.)

Milestone birthdays can be times of poignant reflection, and obviously RiRi has a whole hell of a lot to be proud o.

But like most of us, there are some aspect of her past that she likely wishes would remain in the past.

And today, one of the ghosts of her early twenties swooped in to remind the Barbadian queen of a time she'd probably prefer to forget.

Rihanna Baby Pic

The photo above was posted on Instagram by Brown with a caption reading simply, “HAPPY BIRTHDAY @badgalriri."

Needless to say, some fans weren't thrilled to see the man who brutally assaulted Rihanna attempting to steal her birthday shine.

"This isn't cute," wrote one follower. "He put his hands on her. Grow up. Move on. Respect."

"DELETE THIS!" another commented.

"I wouldn’t like to have my abuser show affection to me after getting my head bashed into the floor," a third remarked.

The consensus seemed to be that Chris remains a dumbass and should probably be considered as a first-ballot inductee into the Dumbass Hall of Fame.

Rihanna at 2018 Grammys

But believe it or not, for reasons that defy explanation and make us seriously consider taking up residence in the deep woods, several miles from the nearest router, there are still folks out there who want Chris and Rihanna to get back together.

"Can y’all get married now like damn it’s long overdue!" wrote one eager fan.

"Aww him and Rihanna would have a cute baby," observed one clueless user.

Yes, in just 9 short years, many seem to have forgotten just how brutal Chris' attack truly was.

If you still had any hope left for humanity, it might be time to abandon it.

On the bright side, Chris doesn't appear to have dated anyone seriously since he broke up with Karrueche Tran for the last time in 2016, so maybe he's finally realized that he should be removed from the gene pool.

Rihanna: Boyfriend Hassan Jameel Warning Chris Brown to Stay Away?!

Rihanna is ... well, there's no real way to communicate with mere words how amazing Rihanna is.

She's beautiful, intelligent, talented, and just so many good things. There aren't enough hours in the day to sit down and count all of her virtues.

Rihanna Chills

She's just the best, OK?

And if you're a human being who walks this earth, then you surely know that.

It just makes sense that since Rihanna is such a treasure to us all, she's even more special to the men she dates -- and since last year, she's been dating billionaire Hassan Jameel.

Hassan is the deputy president and vice chairman of his family's company, which owns the rights to sell Toyota cars in Saudi Arabia.

We don't know much more about him, since he and Rihanna have been keeping their relationship very private.

Rihanna: Valerian Premiere Photo

But we do know that they've been dating for close to a year now, and that they definitely seem serious about each other.

So that's nice, right? It's good to see Rihanna with someone who isn't an aggressive, violent, hateful, scary douchebag.

And speaking of Chris Brown ...

It seems like while Chris isn't exactly an issue in Rihanna and Hassan's relationship, Hassan is concerned about him.

A source tells Hollywood Life that "He is uncomfortable with her ex Chris lurking in her past."

Chris Brown at Premiere

Gee, wonder why?

"Hassan doesn't trust Chris," the source adds, "and he feels like he is unpredictable when it comes to Rihanna."

"He feels like Chris is capable of trying anything to win her back and that has him feeling uneasy. Hassan tries not to worry about Chris, but knowing he may still love Rihanna makes him feel a bit tense."

His concerns may be valid -- another source claims that even after all this time and even though Rihanna has clearly moved on, Chris is still hung up on her.

"Chris thinks Hassan is not good enough for Rihanna -- but then, nobody would be good enough for her in his eyes," this insider states.

Chris Brown Sans Shirt

He's including himself in that, right? He can't think that he's good enough for her. Right?!

"He thinks there's no way Rihanna would marry this dude, which is kinda funny really as he doesn't know Hassan at all," the source continues.

"Chris just can't help it though, even after all these years, and all the water that's passed under the bridge, he still loves Rihanna to pieces and he still thinks of her as being his girl."

"It's totally crazy, but Chris still holds out this belief that one day, somehow, he and Rihanna will get back together and live happily after," the insider concludes.

No wonder Hassan has some concerns.

Especially when Chris has referred to himself as a stalker in the past, and has made statements like "If I love you, bitch, ain't nobody gonna have you, I'm gonna make you miserable."

We'd say we don't have the best feeling about this, but we never have good feelings when it comes to Chris Brown.

Amber Rose Denies Chris Brown Hookup

Chris Brown and Teyana Taylor are just friends. We all know being friends can lead to being friends with benefits, but in this case we think they are just friends.

That's the word on the street at least, despite celebrity gossip sites' reports of Teyana (the Rihanna look-alike) being Chris Brown’s "date" to a weekend party.

Reports also suggested that he was "disrespecting" his date by hooking up with Amber Rose, creating a love triangle and potentially enraging Kanye West.

But did Amber Rose and Chris Brown really hook up?

Amber Rose and Chris Brown

Teyana Taylor posted this picture of them on her Twitter page, with the description that they were "cupcakin' it all night, LOL." Whatever that means.

Doesn't sound like the stuff of a jealous girlfriend, right? Moreover, a quite attributed to Amber Rose regarding Brown has surfaced online. She says:

“I know Chris, cause I did the Ludacris and Chris Brown video." 

"However, there is nothing romantic between the two of us, whatsoever, and I was definitely not kissing him that night. This is total fabrication by the media."

"But I don’t let that kind of stuff bother me ... I just laugh it off.”

That's probably a good thing. Especially if you are Kanye West's computer. Man, that sucker would have gotten annihilated harder than Rihanna if Brown hit that.

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Rumor: Chris Brown Hooks Up with Amber Rose

Chris Brown likely scared off some girls by beating Rihanna to a pulp.

Amber Rose apparently isn't one of them.

Brown and Kanye West's ex reportedly locked lips at the July 4 White Party thrown by Sean (Diddy) Combs and Ashton Kutcher in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The embattled singer arrived at the party with singer Teyana Taylor, his Rihanna look-alike pal, but is said to have hooked up quickly with Amber Rose.

"Diddy announced the deejay would do a tribute to Michael Jackson," said a guest to the New York Daily News. "Chris Brown did an amazing impression of Michael Jackson's moonwalk. It wasn't long after that before he was dancing with Amber."

Later, the pair nestled on a couch in the back yard.

"They were holding hands and making out in the shadows," said a witness. "[Amber Rose] had her hand on his leg." Wow, get a room, you two!

Chris Brown Live PicAmber Rose and Kanye Pic

Is Chris Brown moving in on Kanye's ex, Amber Rose? [Photos: Fame Pictures]

Teyana Taylor is said to have been irked by the amount of time Brown spent with Rose, but still accompanied him to an after-party at the club Guys.

There, Brown again got upclose and personal with Rose again, kissing her on the dance floor in front of Teyana. But he and Amber left separately.

Some wondered whether Chris Brown's blatant display with Amber Rose was a defiant message both to Rihanna and Kanye West. Rihanna dumped Brown, who last month pleaded guilty to assaulting her at what was to be his preliminary hearing.

West, who has said he was "devastated" by Brown's attack on a woman who was like "my little sister," has run hot and cold on Rose lately. Although he reportedly broke up with her last month, they were back together at the BET Awards.

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Chris Brown: Not My Fault!

One day after the Chris Brown plea deal assured the singer would avoid jail time on assault and criminal threats charges, he has a new song surfacing online.

The title: "Not My Fault."

Think it might have something to do with certain recent events? The lyrics deal with a girl he used to date - a singer, no less - who got "caught up." Hmm.

Caught up in a media circus and assault trial after he allegedly walloped her, perhaps? Caught up in a romance with another man (Drake)? Who's to say.

Chris in Court

HIS FAULT: Chris Brown pleaded guilty to assault Monday.

On the Neptunes-produced track, Chris Brown goes on to warble that, when he first met the mystery woman, he promised she would be "saved" by him.

And wouldn't you know it, Monday, Brown "saved" Rihanna, who was on hand for the preliminary hearing, from the indignity of taking the stand during the assault trial to describe how he used her face as a speedbag. What a gentleman!

Check out the song below, at least until it's taken down in a matter of minutes, and tell us what you think. Is it about Rihanna? Regardless, does it suck?


Chris Brown: Not My Fault

The Chris Brown Plea Deal: Was it Too Light?

Did yet another celebrity get preferential treatment because of fame?

After pleading guilty to a felony assault charge on Monday, the Chris Brown plea deal allows the singer to avoid going to jail for being up Rihanna.

He agreed to five years' probation, 52 weeks in an anti-domestic violence program and 180 days of labor service, and must stay clear of his ex.

Did the music star receive a light sentence considering what he did? The consensus among criminal defense attorneys seems to be ... yes and no.

According to some, Brown's fame may have worked against him in crafting the plea bargain, despite the way he fervently annihilated Rihanna's face.

Typically, first-time felony assault offenders avoid jail time, just like Brown. But many simply do probation and domestic violence counseling and then move on, without donning an orange jumpsuit and picking trash off of the highway.

Back to Court

In general, plea bargains usually involve a defendant choosing between a mix of hard labor, community service, probation and jail. If a defendant chooses jail, then the sentencing period usually shrinks by a factor of two or three to one.

In other words, Chris Brown sought to avoid jail time, which he could have faced given the severity of the charges, so his work sentence was harsher.

Had he agreed to jail, he may have only had to do a few weeks or a month, which would suck, but would hasten his return to singing, dancing and making lame Youtube videos with Bow Wow. Right now, he's got a job for six months.

Compared with overall sentencing statistics, Brown's punishment appears a bit harsher than average. But factoring in the worldwide notoriety of the incident and the vulnerability of the victim (a woman), he probably got lucky too.

So basically ... what do you think? Was the punishment just?

Yes, let the kid move on!
No, he got off too easy!
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Chris Brown Accepts Plea Deal, Avoids Jail Time

Chris Brown has copped a plea bargain in his assault and criminal threats case and will not serve time in jail, as per an agreement reached just moments ago.

Rihanna was in court today but the plea was announced before the preliminary hearing even took place, so she did not testify. The details on Brown's deal:

  • Chris Brown will spend 180 days in a labor diversion program in Virginia, where he lives. This is a step tougher community service - Brown must do regimented, hard labor (like highway cleanup) during that time, but may live at home.
  • He will work eight hours a day during that span (1,440 hours total).
  • He received five years probation for felony assault. He must return to court every three months for a status report during those five years. If Brown in any way violates probation, he could get up to four years in prison.
  • He must enroll in a domestic violence counseling program.
  • He must stay completely clear from Rihanna at all times. If they are at the same public events, he still must keep 10 yards' distance.
  • As Chris Brown has pleaded guilty to the felony assault charge, he is a convicted felon who loses the right to vote or carry a gun.

No Jail Time

The judge presiding over the case said she wanted to make sure Chris Brown "was treated as any other person who comes through this court."

Do you agree with the punishment?

Yes, let the kid move on!
No, he got off too easy!
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