Rihanna accompanies Chris Brown to community service hearing
UPI News Service, 02/06/2013
Rihanna accompanied beau Chris Brown to a Los Angeles court Wednesday where prosecutors alleged he lied about completing his community service.
TMZ said Rihanna blew the 23-year-old singer-actor a kiss and offered him words of encouragement before they entered the courtroom. She then sat down behind him and his legal team, the celebrity news website said.
The judge overseeing the case said he needed more time to review evidence presented by the district attorney's office and set another court date of April 5.
In the mean time, Brown was to meet with his probation officer within 48 hours to go over allegations he fabricated documentation related to his community service.
Brown was ordered to complete 180 days of community labor as part of his plea deal stemming from his 2009 assault of Rihanna. He was also placed on probation for five years and ordered to attend an anger-management program.
Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney Mary Murray filed a motion this week asking the judge to reject Brown's community service account due to "at best sloppy documentation and at worst fraudulent reporting," the Los Angeles Times said Tuesday.
Prosecutors alleged Brown has provided no "credible, competent or verifiable" evidence he completed any of his court-ordered community labor.
The district attorneys are not asking the judge to find Brown in violation of his probation, but are requesting the recording artist be ordered to complete the work.
Brown and Rihanna recently confirmed they had reconciled after their headline-grabbing altercation.
Brown allegedly has been involved in other physical confrontations since assaulting Rihanna. Singer Frank Ocean told police Brown punched him during an argument over a parking spot outside a Los Angeles-area recording studio last month. Several people associated with both men were allegedly involved but no arrests were made.
Last year, Brown and Canadian singer Drake allegedly were in a fight at a New York nightclub that left eight people injured. No charges were brought in that case either.
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