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.” (Read more entertainment stories.)