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Mr. Nelson has published a number of books on several topics since his first autobiography in 1988.
Judge orders review of Brown’s community service
A judge has ordered a further review of Chris Brown’s community service and travel to determine whether the R&B singer has violated the terms of his probation for the 2009 beating of then-girlfriend Rihanna.
Mr. Brown appeared in court in Los Angeles Monday for the first time in more than a year, and Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg tried to sort through his probation record and the impact of a positive marijuana result during a random drug screening. Judge Schnegg said community service logs from Mr. Brown’s home state of Virginia were “somewhat cryptic” and additional review was needed to determine whether he had complied with his probation.
A spreadsheet sent by the Richmond police chief indicated Mr. Brown had completed 1,402 hours of community service, ranging from trash pickup, to washing cars, painting and tending to stables.
Mr. Brown spoke briefly during the hearing, telling Judge Schnegg that he wasn’t required to sign in when performing his service. His lawyer, Mark Geragos, welcomed the inquiry and said he expected to show that Mr. Brown had complied with all his probation terms.
The judge said Mr. Brown produced a medicinal marijuana prescription from California and that she had never ordered him not to use drugs, so the positive drug test may not have a major impact on his probation.
She warned Mr. Brown that while his marijuana use may have been legal, he needed to be mindful of his public image and his sway with young fans.
“You are not an average person who can sit in their living room and do what you want to do,” Judge Schnegg said. “You are not only in the public eye, but you are on probation.”
Mr. Brown has had several high-profile incidents that have drawn negative attention, including a bottle-throwing New York City nightclub brawl involving his entourage and a group accompanying Drake.
Judge Schnegg urged him to be careful going forward.
“You should be mindful of obeying all rules of the courts,” she said. “A lot of people look up to you — a lot of kids. What you do and what you say impacts other people.”
Mr. Brown was sentenced to five years of supervised probation after pleading guilty to felony assault for his February 2009 attack on Rihanna. Before Monday, he had received positive reports from probation officials and praise from Judge Schnegg. The judge ordered Mr. Brown to return to court Nov. 1 for another update.
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