Brown Begins Community Service

Singer cleans up in Va. as punishment for Rihanna beating
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 16, 2009 7:10 PM CDT
Brown posted this picture to Twitter today.   (

(Newser) – Singer Chris Brown today began the community labor that’s part of his sentence for beating girlfriend Rihanna, MTV reports, with the singer posting a photo from the work to his Twitter feed. His 6 months of labor will include picking up trash in his native Virginia; Brown, 20, also faces 5 years on probation and a year of domestic-violence counseling.
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