Troubled singer Chris Brown checked himself into a drug rehab facility in hopes of convincing a California judge that he should not be held responsible for his criminal actions.
The LA Times reports that Brown, 24, checked into rehab a day after his charge for feloniously assaulting a man was reduced to a misdemeanor assault.
“Chris Brown has elected to enter a rehab facility,” a representative for the singer said in a statement Tuesday. “His goal 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.”
Rehab probably won’t do Brown any good. Brown’s antisocial problems stems from his lack of parental love and guidance as a boy, which caused him to mistrust adults and withdraw from society at large.
Child experts say an abusive father-son relationship can influence the way boys treat their girlfriends and wives later on.
Having a mother who treats her son like he’s her boyfriend only compounds the son’s emotional problems later on in life.
Despite his reduced charge for assaulting a man outside a D.C. hotel on Sunday, the charge will be reviewed by the Los Angeles County Probation Department and forwarded to the district attorney’s office.
If Brown’s 2009 probation for assaulting singer Rihanna is revoked, Brown could spend 4 years in prison.
From LA Times:
Brown pleaded not guilty Monday in Washington, D.C., to a misdemeanor assault charge that prosecutors reduced from a felony. The R&B singer and his bodyguard, Christopher Hollosy, were arrested early Sunday at the W Hotel in Washington.
The Washington, D.C., charge could have implications in Los Angeles, where a judge could determine he violated probation in his conviction for assaulting singer Rihanna.
If he is found to have violated probation, he could be sentenced to serve up to four years in jail, officials say.
Brown is still on probation for his 2009 felony assault in Los Angeles County on then-girlfriend Rihanna. The terms of his five-year probation require that he obey all laws.
Sunday’s incident was the latest run-in with the law for the Grammy-winning singer.
Brown is due back in a Los Angeles courtroom Nov. 20.
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