In what may be the grossest music news of the day, Rihanna stood by her man yesterday and sat in the front row during Chris Brown’s probation hearing yesterday. She was seated next to Brown’s mother, Joyce Hawkins, and blew him a kiss during the proceedings.
For those of you with short memories, Brown is currently on probation for beating up Rihanna back in 2009.
The Los Angeles District Attorney alleges that Brown and his legal team faked some of the paperwork documenting his community service. (Brown was originally sentenced to five years probation and 180 days community service for the 2009 assault.) Via Huffington Post
After the infamous incident four years ago that left Rihanna badly bruised, Brown was sentenced to five years of probation and six months of community service, which a judge agreed to let him do in his home state, Virginia, reports The New York Times.
And that’s exactly what made yesterday’s status hearing different from previous ones: Just the day before, the DA’s office requested that the singer finish, or maybe even redo, his 1,440 hours of community service in Los Angeles, reports the LA Times. According to the DA, the paperwork Brown submitted to show he had completed community labor is “at best sloppy documentation and at worst fraudulent reporting,” per CNN. Fraudulent how? According to the DA’s motion, Brown wasn’t even in town on some of the dates reported.
Brown’s lawyer, Mark Geragos, was furious upon hearing this and called the charges “absolutely false,” adds CNN.
Judge James Brandlin asked for more information about the community service, and scheduled another hearing in two months.