Chris Brown exits rehab after about two weeks, will be outpatient
For Chris Brown, a little more than two weeks in inpatient rehab was just about right, it appears.
The R&B singer, who entered a rehab facility in Malibu at the end of October, allegedly for anger-management issues, is now out and completing his course of treatment on an outpatient basis, his rep told Pop & Hiss on Thursday.
Brown is also completing his court-ordered community service (which grew by 1,000 hours back in August after prosecutors alleged that he did not properly report previous hours served) in Los Angeles instead of his home state of Virginia, the rep said. Brown has until Aug. 25 to knock off the 125 days of work.
The trip to rehab came right after Brown and his bodyguard were arrested on suspicion of assault in Washington, D.C. At the time, the rep said his client was doing rehab “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.” Brown faces six months behind bars and a $1,000 fine if convicted in Washington, D.C. Also, if L.A. County prosecutors determine he violated his probation in the 2009 assault of then-girlfriend Rihanna, the singer could be looking at four years of lockup in L.A. County.
“He just decided he wanted to take some time off and do some introspection,” attorney Mark Geragos said at the time, according to Rolling Stone.
Meanwhile, Brown filed a countersuit earlier this month against the Frank Ocean associate who’s suing him over a January altercation in a parking lot outside a recording studio, according to L.A. Now.
Sha’Keir Duarte sued the singer in August, alleging Brown was the aggressor in the spat. Duarte is seeking $2 million in emotional damages. Brown’s suit alleges Duarte made verbal threats before punching and kicking him and seeks unspecified damages.
“My position is anybody who thinks of suing Chris Brown, when they provoke incidents, can rest assured we will not stand by and be silent,” Geragos said Nov. 8 on behalf of his client, L.A. Now reported.
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