Chris Brown is still on probation for beating up Rihanna in 2009. He could be off probation, but a judge said he didn't fulfill his sentence requirements and gave him more to do. Last weekend he (allegedly) punched some guy in the face at 4:30 a.m., got arrested, spent the night in jail, and is facing assault charges. He could do jail time if a judge decides (allegedly) punching people in the face at 4:30 a.m. constitutes a probation violation.
So, naturally, Brown went to rehab. Which is what celebrities with pending court dates do.
E! News reported that Brown on Wednesday checked into a facility at an undisclosed location to deal with anger management issues, the day after appearing in a Washington D.C. court for the alleged weekend assault.
"Chris Brown has elected to enter a rehab facility," a rep for the singer said in a statement to E! News. "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."
His attorney, Mark Geragos, dropped him off at a facility Wednesday, according to the website.
Attorney Danny Onorato, who represented Brown in court Monday, reportedly told E! News his client "committed no crime" early Sunday near the W Hotel in Washington, D.C. The 24-year-old singer has been charged with misdemeanor simple assault (knocked down from an initial felony charge) and is due back in court Nov. 25.
Brown faces 180 days in jail and a $1,000 fine if convicted, on that charge alone. Never mind the possible probation violation issue back in California.
A source close to Brown reportedly told the website that Brown was a "good kid" at heart, but what he really needed was rehab and intensive therapy.
"He needs help," the source said. "He keeps self-medicating with weed and alcohol and that's when he always gets in trouble."
How does "weed" make you want to punch a hole in anything but a bag of Doritos?
Earlier this year, a judge determined Brown hadn't legitimately completed the 180 days of community service he was sentenced to as part of his 2009 assault conviction, and gave him another 1,000 hours of service, which, one can probably assume doesn't involve punching people.
Sorry -- "allegedly" punching people.
Brown is accused of hitting 20-year-old Parker Isaac Adams and breaking his nose when Adams tried to photobomb Brown and two women outside a club.
"We understand that his security staff acted to protect Mr. Brown and his property as is authorized by District of Columbia law," Onorato told the website. "We are confident that Mr. Brown will be exonerated of any wrongdoing."