Brown Cops to Assault, Avoids Jail

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 22, 2009 4:24 PM CDT
FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2009 file photo, Chris Brown arrives at the Clive Davis pre-Grammy party in Beverly Hills, Calif.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, file)
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(Newser) – R&B star Chris Brown pleaded guilty to felony assault today and will get 5 years’ probation but no jail time, TMZ reports. Also included: Six months of labor, mandatory court visits every three months, and a restraining order keeping him 50 yards from his victim, singer Rihanna, at all times. The judge said Brown “was treated as any other person who comes through this court.”