News: Chris Brown Steps Out, Discusses Rehab Stint
Saturday, Nov 2, 2013 10:20AM
Days after checking himself into a rehabilitation center to seek professional help with his anger problems, new reports claim troubled singer Chris Brown has provided an update on his status.
According to reports, Chris Breezy and his attorney met with the Los Angeles County Department of Probation yesterday (November 1) to discuss his condition.
Chris Brown met with his probation officer Friday, and he squarely acknowledged he has a BIG problem with his temper ... TMZ has learned. Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... Brown and his lawyer, Mark Geragos, went to the L.A. County Dept. of Probation Friday afternoon and had an hour-long chit-chat with his new probation officer. It's unclear to us why a new officer was assigned. We're told Brown did not talk about allegedly throwing a punch at a guy in D.C. last Sunday. He did talk a lot about his current stint at a Malibu rehab joint, and the treatment he's receiving. We're told that treatment includes a heavy dose of psychological counseling. As TMZ first reported ... Brown could be in the rehab facility for as long as 90 days. (TMZ)
Since his arrest last weekend, various high-profile entertainers like Justin Bieber have come out to show support.
Justin Bieber is showing his support for his friend Chris Brown through his art. During his visit to Colombia, the teen sensation tagged "Free Breezy" on a wall in the Bogotá area, where street art is permitted. He also tagged a marijuana leaf with the flag of Canada, and paid tribute to his dead hamster Pac by showing him throwing up the middle finger. Bieber was surrounded by security and his friends during the hour-long tagging session. But his appearance didn't come without controversy. According to El Tiempo, Bogotá's Secretary of Government said that what happened was an offense against the city. Taggers must ask permission from the district to paint the walls of Bogotá. (Rap-Up)
The 24-year-old crooner's camp revealed his unexpected decision to seek help late Tuesday (October 29).
The singer's arrest Sunday on an assault charge put him on a path toward a possible prison sentence, but he will be in a rehabilitation facility as his next court date approaches. "Chris Brown has elected to enter a rehab facility," said a statement Tuesday night from his representative. "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." There has been no indication that Brown, 24, has a substance abuse problem. The behavior that has landed him in legal trouble over the past several years has been anger management. (CNN)
According to reports, Chris Breezy left jail Monday (October 28) and also had his charge reduced to a misdemeanor.
The charges against singer Chris Brown and his bodyguard stemming from a weekend fight were reduced to simple assault misdemeanors Monday. The two men, who had spent the previous 36 hours in a Washington jail, entered a packed courtroom in leg irons and handcuffs, but at the end they were unshackled and released without bail Monday afternoon. Brown, 24, was ordered to report to his California probation officer within 48 hours and to stay at least 100 yards away from the man he is accused of assaulting early Sunday. Both men must return to court on November 24. (CNN)