Rihanna accompanies Chris Brown to court for probation hearing over assault on her
Rihanna accompanied Chris Brown to a LA court for his probation hearing over 2009 assault of her.
According to sources on TMZ, Rihanna, 24, “blew Chris a kiss and said some supportive words to him before he entered the courtroom”.
Chris Brown, 23, was in court to hear allegations from the Los Angeles prosecutors office that he may have lied about completing his community service.
TMZ reports the judge ordered Chris Brown to meet with his probation officer in Los Angeles within 48 hours to discuss the allegations.
The judge scheduled another hearing on April 5 due to needing “more time” to review the evidence presented by Los Angeles prosecutors. Chris Brown also needs to speak to the probation officers.
Rihanna and Chris Brown then left the courtroom “arm in arm” with Brown looking “dejected”, added TMZ.
Earlier, the couple had left Chris Brown’s home together with the star carrying his suit under his arm.
Rihanna wore sunglasses and kept her head down with her long hair partially covering her face.
The couple were also accompanied by Chris Brown’s mother Joyce Hawkins amid allegations that Brown “lied about completing community service hours”, which formed part of his probation deal.
Chris Brown’s lawyer Mark Geragos and the Richmond Virginia Police Department have vociferously denied the allegations.
Mark Geragos gave a news conference after the hearing on Wednesday where he said: “I have never had a client who has been tortured like Chris Brown has.”
He added that Rihanna had been in court to “support” Chris Brown and was unimpressed with the allegations.
“[She’s] completely supportive,” he said.
“She thinks it’s utterly ridiculous to him.”
Expressing his fury at the District Attorney’s Office, Mark Geragos said: “The D.A. is paralyzed with the thought his probation will be terminated. If that happens they won’t be able to jock him around like they’ve been jocking him around.”
Chris Brown was in court following allegations by L.A. prosecutors on Tuesday that there is no credible evidence he completed his community service sentence for beating Rihanna, and citing several other incidents that they say point to anger management issues with the singer.
The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office filed a motion which focuses on issues with Brown’s community labor in Virginia, citing numerous discrepancies and claiming the R&B singer was essentially unsupervised.
Chris Brown is reported by E! News to have slammed the allegations on his Instagram account, writing: “I can handle the hate but enough is enough yo! ‘Im a human being and I honestly think I deserve respect i’m sick of being accused…I’m just tired of this sh**.”
“A day in my shoes is a day in hell,” he added.