Chris Brown Sentenced To 131 More Days In Jail
Looks like R&B singer Chris Brown could be getting out of jail sooner than you think. That's because a judge is giving him credit for time already served.
On Friday, a Los Angeles judge sentenced Breezy to a year in county jail after the “Loyal” singer admitting to violating his probation. Fortunately for CB, the judge gave him an eight-month credit, for the time he’s already spent in rehab and jail (and for his good behavior while locked up previously). That means he will only have to spend an additional 131 more days in custody.
"I think Chris has learned quite a bit through this experience," Brown's laywer Mark Geragos told CNN. "And I'm anxious to see how he does. As I think everybody else is."
CB's probation stems from the highly-publicized 2009 incident, where he attacked then-girlfriend Rihanna during Grammy Awards weekend. Breezy was put on probation as a result. Since then, he hasn't exactly been on his best behavior. Brown was charged with misdemeanor assault back in October after he was accused of attacking a man outide a hotel in D.C. In November, he went into rehab.
Geragos predicts that his client will be released fairly soon. "If he isn't out by Monday then I would expect he's getting special treatment," he said. CB has been in custody since mid-March, after he was jailed for violating the rules of his court-ordered rehab. Upon his release, CB will still have to complete 800 of his 1,000 hours of community service owed, and he will remain on probation until January 23.
No word yet on a new date for his sixth studio album, X, which was originally scheduled for a May 6th release. --Kim Osorio