Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Update: Chris Brown Enters Rehab

UPDATE: Just moments ago a rep for Chris Brown confirmed that he has opted to enter rehab. According to E! News it 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."

We wish Chris the best, and commend him on making a huge life decision. We have always supported Chris in his positive endeavors and will continue to do so. We're all hoping this will be the catalyst to getting this extremely gifted young man back in good mind and spirit.

The felony assault charges brought against singer Chris Brown and his bodyguard who were arrested over the weekend for a fight were reduced to simple assault misdemeanor charges, according to news outlets. Both men spent 36 hours in jail in D.C. and were unshackled and released without bail on Monday. It's another chapter in a saga for Breezy, who has managed to tick off the general public with his run-ins with the law.

Brown, 24, was ordered to report to his probation officer in California within 48 hours and to stay at least 100 yards away from the man he is accused of assaulting early Sunday morning, according to CNN. Both men must return to court Nov. 24. He and bodyguard Christopher Hollosy had been facing felony assault charges, according to Washington Metropolitan Police. 

It's common knowledge that another legal issue brings serious consequences for Chris, on probation for the felony domestic violence conviction relating to the 2009 attack on former girlfriend Rihanna. Prosecutors have since filed two probation violation charges against Brown this year, bringing additional 1,000 hours of community labor. Now his probation officer will prepare information on his recent arrest for Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge James Brandlin, who already ordered Brown to appear in court Nov. 20 for a probation hearing, CNN reported.

Here's what happened on Sunday: police say Brown and Hollosy attacked a man with their fists outside  the W hotel in downtown Washington at 4:25 a.m. According to a police report obtained by CNN, the victim is identified as Isaac Adams Parker, 20, of Beltsville, Maryland. Parker told police that he tried to jump in a photo Brown was taking with female fans on the sidewalk when Brown said, "I'm not down with that gay sh*t" and "I feel like boxing," police said, then Brown punched Parker in the face with a closed fist, the report said. 

Parker told police that Brown's bodyguard then stepped between then and punched Parker in the face and grabbed Brown and pulled him toward his tour bus parked nearby, according to CNN. Parker was treated for a bruised and swollen face and released, and Brown and Hollosy were taken into custody. 

While we do have Parker's side of the story according to police, it doesn't totally add up. Why did Parker feel the need to photobomb Chris Brown while claiming not to be his fan? Chris has been known to say gay slurs in the past and most believe he would say such a thing. The point is, Chris shouldn't have done anything to land himself in hot water. Again. Despite following court orders and his probation, Chris continues to get into it with people who know how to push his buttons and flare his temper. 

According to a blog posted by B. Scott, an initial mistake on the police report revealed that Breezy didn't throw the first punch.

Also during that weekend, Breezy was hosting a homecoming after party for Howard University at the Park 14 club. Apparently, something must have gone on with his crew and a few clubbers who took to twitter to say that Chris' "crew" almost got him "shot"! Crazy!

What do you make of this mess? Hopefully authorities and Breezy can get down to the bottom of what really happened. Could Breezy end up getting a third strike? If he is found to have violated his probation, he could get jail time.

1 comment:

  1. Big G bless this boy. He just need a little guidance.