Chris Brown's probation hearing for Rihanna assault case pushed back
A probation hearing for Chris Brown on his assault case of singer Rihanna in 2009 has been pushed back so that authorities have more time to compile a complete probation report.
The singer had been scheduled to appear in court on Monday, September 17, but the Los Angeles District Attorney's office told The Associated Press that the proceedings have been delayed for a week. It would have been the first time in over a year that Brown appeared in court on the matter.
A judge has ordered an audit of Brown's community service after a prosecutor said there were some questions about how many hours he had actually performed.
Brown assaulted Rihanna, who was his girlfriend at the time, after a pre-Grammy Awards party in 2009. He pleaded guilty to a felony charge was sentenced to five years of probation and six months of community service and was ordered by the courts to receive domestic violence courses for a year.
Earlier this year in February, a judge determined that the singer should remain on probation after Brown's attorney asked that the singer's probation term be ended due to good behavior. Brown did not attend that hearing.
Rihanna and Chris Brown appear to be on good terms since the incident. Rihanna was spotted at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards on September 6 greeting Brown with a kiss on the cheek and a hug. As she was leaving, Rihanna also patted Brown on his head.
Rihanna recently opened up to Oprah Winfrey about her relationship with Brown, telling the media mogul, "We've been working on our friendship again and now we're very, very close friends... We've built a trust again and that's it. We love each other and we probably always will and that's not something we're going to try to change."
Rihanna told Winfrey that the two met up recently in St. Tropez on a mutual friend's yacht and though Brown is in a relationship now, her "stomach drops" when she sees Brown, who she calls the "love of my life."