Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Chris Brown to be Sentenced

Two months after pleading guilty to the Rihanna assault, Chris Brown is scheduled for sentencing on August 5th. The singer is expected to receive six months of community service and five years probation in Virginia.

Rihanna was not in court when Brown pleaded guilty, and will not be in court for the August 5th hearing, according to the Associated Press. Donald Etra, Rihanna's lawyer, suggested a "stay away" order in which the former couple could not speak or be within fifty yards of each other (10 yards during music events) for the next 5 years. It is reported that Etra will ask the former be replaced by an order that prohibits Brown from "harassing, annoying, or molesting Rihanna."**

Brown is ordered to return to California every 90 days, attend counseling and pay multiple fines.**

Rihanna reportedly disapproved of the "stay away" order and has asked for a lighter sentence. Judge Patricia Schnegg has asked for a record of Brown's improvements since the guilty plea and has warned the singer of the "substantial scrutiny" he will face.**


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