RCA RecordsA judge in Los Angeles has revoked Chris Brown‘s probation but has let him remain free pending an upcoming hearing.
TMZ reports that the singer was in Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday for a progress report and was told by Judge James R. Brandlin that his travel to San Jose, California, to perform last weekend violated his probation in his 2009 assault on then-girlfriend Rihanna because the court hadn’t given prior approval.
In addition, the judge said even though Chris wasn’t criminally implicated, the shooting of five people at that show, and a shooting at another event last August when Brown was on stage, is worrying.
A report by the singer’s probation officer apparently recommends that Brown go back to jail, and TMZ quotes Brown’s probation officer as writing that Brown has shown “a pattern of making choices that are counterproductive.”
A formal hearing to determine whether or not Brown willfully violated his probation is scheduled for March 20.
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