Chris Brown and his attorney Mark Geragos appeared before a judge at a probation hearing in a Los Angeles courtroom Wednesday (Feb. 6). Brown, 23, was sentenced to probation stemming from a domestic assault case against his on-again, off-again girlfriend Rihanna in 2009. Among the spectators in the courtroom were Brown’s mom, Joyce Hawkins, Rihanna and Rihanna’s BFF Melissa Ford (pictured above left). The three women sat side by side one row behind Brown in court.
Geragos denied claims that Brown faked his community service hours in Virginia. The high power attorney presented invoices and checks showing that Brown paid $31,534.70 to the Richmond police department for providing security while he mopped and stripped wax off floors at a children’s community center.
But the prosecutors presented evidence that Brown’s mother, who used to be the director at the community center, filled out the paperwork for his labor there and that the “figures don’t add up.” The scenario also seems to be a conflict of interest.
Brown was ordered to return to court April 5. After the hearing, Geragos told TMZ, “I have never had a client who has been tortured like Chris Brown has.”
Meanwhile, Rihanna, 24, told Rolling Stone magazine that she and Brown were dating again, and their relationship would be different this time around.
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