Singer Chris Brown was kicked out of his rehab program in Malibu after he failed to take a drug test and allegedly made a threat during a group session, a Los Angeles County judge said.
Because of those alleged actions, Judge James Brandlin ordered Brown jailed without bail until April 23, pending a hearing to determine whether he violated probation related to his 2009 conviction for assaulting Rihanna.
“It is clear from reading the incident report from the program, the program was concerned about the defendant’s non-compliance and inability to follow the program’s rules,” Brandlin said.
Brandlin had advised the Malibu rehab center to notify authorities when Brown showed up. They called sheriff’s officials on Friday, who arrested Brown on the warrant, sources told The Times.
Brandlin said he was “particularly troubled” by the alleged threat Brown made during a morning reflection session. Brown told the group, “I am good at using guns and knives,” Brandlin said.
The singer also inappropriately touched a female and failed to take a drug test, allegations Brown’s attorney Mark Geragos denied. Geragos said Brown has passed two drug screenings and touched a woman’s elbows.
None of those allegations deserve jail time, Geragos said.
Geragos also attempted to convince Brandlin that jailing Brown would make it impossible for him to be tried in a Washington, D.C., assault case scheduled for trial on April 17.
Brown was accused of hitting a man trying to take a picture of him outside the W Hotel.
If Brown is found in violation of his probation, he could face up to four years in prison.