Up until June 22, 2009, Rihanna, the victim, was silent on the
case but was subpoenaed to appear in court to testify against
Brown. Brown agreed to a plea deal shortly before she was to
give her statement.
As a result
of pleading guilty to assault, Brown, age 20, will spend five
years on probation and is sentenced to 180 days of community
service in his home state of Virginia. In addition to the conventional
penalties, Brown will also pay fines and complete a year of
domestic violence classes. He is also ordered to stay a minimum
of fifty yards away from his victim, Rihanna, unless at a public
or promotional event in which the distance is set at a minimum
of ten yards. As a part of the restrictions, Brown is ordered
to refrain from any contact with Rihanna, including phones,
emails, and texts.
acts in violation of his probation, the singer will be sentenced
to four years in prison. As of June 22, 2009, formal sentencing
was scheduled for August 5, 2009 at which time the courts will
address the second charge of criminal threats.
Rihanna's attendance at the court house, the singer, 21, never
appeared in court with Brown. Instead, the judge brought her
in separately to discuss the terms of the plea agreement. Rihanna
said very little to the judge, simply thanking him before being
escorted out of court. She had asked for the least-restrictive
stay-away order to be given to Brown and the judge agreed to
consider it at the formal hearing in August.
to police reports, Brown and Rihanna had gotten into an argument
only hours before both were scheduled to perform at the Grammy
Awards. Brown had become angry after Rihanna read text messages
to him sent from another woman while they were driving in Brown's
car. Brown allegedly tried to force her out of the car, hit
her head against the passenger window, and began punching her
while continuing to drive. When she faked a phone call to her
assistant telling her to get the police, Brown allegedly threatened
to kill her.
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