Chris Brown pleaded guilty to assaulting Rihanna in a downtown Los Angeles Courtroom Monday. Before Rihanna could smack his ass in court, the 20-year-old singer acted smart and worked up a plea agreement with prosecutors to avoid jail time.
Us Magazine reports,
As part of the plea bargain, the singer, 20, will receive five years probation and spend 180 days doing community labor in Virginia. Brown will also move home to Virginia, his lawyer, Mark Geragos, announced in court, but will return to California once every three months for updates. During his probation, he must also obey a protective order and stay-away order, which requires him to stay at least 50 yards away from Rihanna at all times.
Rihanna appeared in the court after Brown had left, but her role was limited to a briefing session by the judge, who explained the plea deal terms. So, there was no actual courtroom confrontation between the two.
Anyway, I’m happy with the terms of the plea agreement, especially the stay-away order. At least Rihanna is safe from the monster’s clutches now. As for Brown, I think 180 days of community service is enough to teach him a good lesson. His formal sentencing is set for Aug. 5.