Chris Brown, who was on probation for beating his then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009, will now have to serve 1,000 hours more of community service after a Los Angeles judge found the singer violated the terms of his probation, TMZ reported.
Brown was assessed the additional community-service hours after Jackie Lacey, the Los Angeles County district attorney, accused the singer of forging his community-service records, saying the paperwork Brown submitted is “at best sloppy documentation and at worst fraudulent reporting,” CNN reported. Lacey noted that Brown was not in town on some of the dates mentioned in the paperwork.
According to TMZ, Brown alleged in one case that he was picking up trash in his home state of Virginia when he was actually on a private jet to Cancun.
Brown -- who was originally sentenced to 180 days, or 1,440 hours, of community service -- will not get credit for any time he may have put in because of the discrepancies in his originally reported service hours, TMZ said. And, unlike last time, Brown’s service will be supervised by L.A. County officials, as law-enforcement officers want to make sure there are no more goof-ups. Brown can choose beach cleanup, graffiti removal or highway cleanup while performing his community service.
Brown’s probation was revoked because of his alleged involvement in a hit-and-run case last month. But, on Friday, the judge reinstated it once the charge was dismissed.
“It’s unfortunate that Chris had to go through this in the first place,” Mark Geragos, Brown’s lawyer, told CNN about the alleged hit-and-run incident. “Sometimes, I get the impression that he’s prosecuted for who he is as opposed to what he’s done, and that’s unfortunate.”
Geragos said the hit-and-run case was dismissed after Brown settled the matter with Olga Gure, whose Mercedes was rear-ended by Brown’s Range Rover. “She did not want to pursue this,” Geragos told CNN. “She did not understand that this could even be a criminal matter and said she didn’t want to pursue criminal charges.”
Keerthi Mohan is an IBTimes reporter covering entertainment and human interest stories.