Chris Brown sentenced as history of violent outbursts emerges
Chris Brown has been sentenced to five years probation and six months of community service for his attack on ex-girlfriend, Rihanna.
The R&B singer was formally sentenced yesterday for the assault which took place in February. Brown has been warned that should he violate any terms of his sentence – including an order to keep his distance from Rihanna for five years – he will be sent to state prison.
The sentencing comes as news has surfaced that the 20-year-old singer had a history of violent outbursts, twice before attacking Rihanna, ahead of his arrest on 8 February this year.
Court documents have revealed that during a heated row three months earlier, Rihanna slapped Brown, who responded by pushing his then girlfriend into a wall. The papers read that the pair ‘were involved in a verbal dispute and [she] slapped [him].’ Brown ‘responded by shoving her into a wall.’
A further encounter took place just three weeks before the very public attack on Rihanna. This time the pair were in Barbados when an argument broke out in the Range Rover they had loaned out.
The court papers reveal: ‘They had an argument inside the car. [Brown] exited and broke the front driver and passenger side windows of the car. No one was injured
during the incident.’
Last month Brown recorded a public apology after he was found guilty of assault and confessed that he was seeking help to curb his violent temper.