Chris Brown Ordered Back to Rehab for Three Months

Judge sends R&B star back into residential treatment stemming from recent issues, says he must submit to drug testing and take prescribed medication

By Natalie Finn Nov 20, 2013 10:48 PMTags
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Just when you thought Chris Brown was out...a judge is sending him back in.

Agreeing with the recommendation of the probation department, L.A. Superior Court Judge James Brandlin ordered the singer to spend another three months in a residential treatment facility, submit to drug testing and take medication as prescribed by his doctor.

Brown is also required to complete 24 hours of community service a week during the course of his time in rehab.

His latest round of pennance still stems from his 2009 assault conviction for beating up Rihanna. He was sentenced to five years' probation at the time and has been in and out of court over the past year while authorities investigated various possible violations.

According to the probation department's latest report, on Nov. 10 Brown was kicked out of the Malibu treatment facility he checked into last month after he angrily threw a rock through his mother's car window when she came to visit.

On Nov. 13, Brown told authoriites that he suffered a "setback, mentally and emotionally, when he was not credited for all the community service hours he initially completed. He had issues with his attention deficit disorder and underwent a period of depression."

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Brown, who was told to check back into rehab today, did not object to Brandlin's conditions.

He is not allowed to leave the state of California except to appear before a judge in Washington, D.C, this Monday on a misdemeanor assault charge—the incident that seemed to prompt his decision to voluntarily check into rehab for anger management last month.

"His goal is to gain focus and insight into his past and recent behavior, enabling him to continue the pursuit of his life and his career from a healthier vantage point," said Brown's rep after the Grammy winner was accused of breaking a guy's nose in the U.S. capital after the man tried to photobomb Brown and some female fans.

Brown's rep told E! News last Thursday that the F.A.M.E. artist would be continuing outpatient treatment and performing the additional 1,000 hours of community service that was recently tacked onto his sentence in L.A. That night, Brown was spotted at Jhene Aiko's album release party with on-again girlfriend Karrueche Tran.

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L.A. Deputy District Attorney Mary Murray said that she does not know yet whether she will ask for Brown's probation to be revoked due to his D.C. bust. She has asked the probation department to prepare a supplemental report about the alleged incident, which she will review and discuss Dec. 16 at Brown's next hearing, at which he is required to appear.

Today, Brown was seen walking into court hand-in-hand with Tran, who had posted an Instagram pic of the two kissing on the day he checked into rehab in October.

—Reporting by Claudia Rosenbaum