Newly Blond Chris Brown Has Probation Revoked: Here's What That Means for the Rehabbing Singer

Karrueche Tran was also in the courtroom for support

By Natalie Finn Dec 16, 2013 11:23 PMTags
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Chris Brown isn't going anywhere, except to another courtroom across the country.

But at least it's not jail.

A judge revoked the R&B star's probation today in light of his October arrest for alleged assault in Washington, D.C.—but instead of being taken into custody, Brown was ordered to just keep doing what he's been doing.

Meaning, the 24-year-old F.A.M.E. artist will remain in the treatment facility where he's been living and continue to complete the 24 hours of community service per week that's required of him, take his prescription meds and abstain from marijuana (including the medical kind).

"Pleased he is doing well in the program and for that reason the court is not included to take the defendant into custody," said L.A. Superior Court Judge James Brandlin.

Brown is not allowed to leave California except to travel to a hearing in the D.C. assault case on Jan. 8, where he's required to appear in person, according to attorney Mark Geragos.

The Grammy winner, who was sentenced to five years of probation in August 2009 after pleading guilty to assaulting Rihanna earlier that year, is about one-third of the way through a court-ordered three-month stay in rehab.

He had voluntarily checked into a facility right after his D.C. arrest, but the judge determined on Nov. 20, in light of his increasingly frequent run-ins with the law over the past year, that outpatient treatment wasn't cutting it.

Brown, sporting a new platinum-blond buzz cut, appeared today alongside Geragos and did not speak to the media on his way out of the courthouse. Girlfriend Karrueche Tran, dressed in a sleeveless black dress and with her hair pulled back tightly in a bun, was there as well for support.