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Chris Brown due in court after arrest, weekend in jail

Chris Brown, who sat in jail over the weekend since his arrest after authorities revoked his probation, is expected to face a judge Monday — the same judge who on Friday ordered him held without bail, according to L.A. Now.

The R&B singer was arrested at a Malibu rehab facility where the court had ordered to remain even after completing 90 days of court-ordered treatment for anger management. The 90 days came after Brown was arrested in October in Washington, D.C., on suspicion of assault while on probation related to his 2009 pre-Grammys assault against then-girlfriend Rihanna.

During the 90-day stretch, he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder, according to a February letter from the facility obtained by People. At the time, the facility said Brown was making progress but urged that he not be released too soon. The judge ordered him to stay in rehab until mid-April, TMZ said, by which time the D.C. case would be handled.

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Brown was discharged from that rehab Friday after apparently failing to obey all of the facility’s rules. The rehab contacted the court, a warrant was issued for the singer’s arrest, and he was taken into custody when he returned to the facility, according to L.A. Now.

Though several sources told L.A. Now that they didn’t know the nature of the alleged violation, TMZ on Monday reported that Brown had allegedly touched a woman’s hand and arm, in violation of a special-to-him rule that he stay 2 feet away from all women in the facility. He also allegedly refused a drug test (he later submitted to one and it came up clean) and mocked rehab with comments in a group session, according to the website’s sources.

Brown had previously been booted after only two weeks from another rehab (one that he’d entered voluntarily after being arrested in Washington) after an incident in which he got angry during a family counseling session and threw a rock through the window of his mother’s car.

At the second rehab facility, he’d reportedly been on a strict schedule, waking at 5 a.m. daily, getting six to eight therapy sessions a week and completing 24 hours of community service each week, chipping away at a sentence that grew by 1,000 hours in August after authorities determined he’d improperly reported hours served.



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