Chris Brown Pleads Guilty to Rihanna Assault in Exchange for 5-year probation

Chris Brown appears in Court

Chris Brown is now a convicted felon after the pleading guilty yesterday (June 22) to felony assault by means likely to cause great bodily injury in a L.A. courtroom.

The 20-year old Brown decided not to risk a trial in the assault case against him for beating up his ex-girlfriend Rihanna, opting to instead cop a plea with prosecutors.

Photo of Rihanna taken after she was assualt by then boyfriend Chris Brown was leaked online in February, 09. Click picture to enlarge

In the deal, which calls for no jail time, Brown will be placed on probation for the next 5 years; have to complete 180 hours of community service; attend domestic violence classes for a year; and stay at least 50 yards away from Rihanna at all times (with the exception being industry events, when he must stay 10 yards away from her).

The 50-yard rule was imposed in spite of a request by Rihanna’s representatives that it not be part of the plea barging.

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