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Chris Brown Checks Into Rehab

Jillian Morabito |
October 30, 2013 | 11:24 a.m. PDT

Executive Producer

Chris Brown (via Twitter/@NewsBreaker)
Chris Brown (via Twitter/@NewsBreaker)
Just a few days after being charged with assault, Chris Brown is checking into rehab. 

In a report from E! News, the hip-hop star is heading there for anger management following the incident where he punched a man trying to “photobomb” a picture he was taking with two girls. He was initially charged with felony arrest but it was then knocked down to misdemeanor simple assault. 

He entered rehab last night and was checked-in by attorney Mark Gergagos. It is assumed Brown will be in rehab until his court hearing Nov. 25.

In wake of his rehab sentence, Brown’s Halloween costume party will be canceled. The party was to take place in the L.A. Conga Room at L.A. Live.  

Brown’s rep told E! News: "Chris Brown has elected to enter a rehab facility. His goal is 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 is still on probation from his 2009 felony assault conviction where he beat ex-girlfriend Rihanna. If convicted of violating his probation, the star could be sentenced to four years in jail. 

Here is a timeline to shows the star's anger management problems and legal woes:

February 2009: The night before the Grammy Awards, Chris Brown beat then-girlfriend Rihanna very badly and was later convicted of felony assault and making criminal threats. The star was given community service and a five-year probation. 

March 2011: When asked about his assault on "Good Morning America," Brown went backstage and threw a violent tantrum in his dressing room, tossing furniture and breaking a window. 

June 2012: Brown’s crew stumbled upon Drake at a WIP nightclub in NYC. A fight soon broke out between the two rivals. 

February 2013: The judge decided that Brown did not complete his community service hours as assigned in Virginia, so the assigned work was instead moved to Los Angeles. During the same month, he reportedly physically fought with Frank Ocean although no charges ensued. 

June 2013: During his trip to a nightclub in San Diego, a woman accused Brown of pushing her off the stage. Charged were never filed. 

August 2013: Brown was involved in a hit-and-run accident in which the woman he hit did not press charges. However, the L.A. attorney did comment that Brown was calling the woman names and did not show his California driver’s license. 

Rehab hopes to provide much needed help to the troubled star. 

Reach Executive Producer Jillian Morabito here. 



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