Chris Brown Is Officially Off Probation, Rihanna Assault Case Closed

Over six years after Chris Brown assaulted Rihanna following a pre-Grammys party, the singer is officially off probation. The Associated Press reports that the judge overseeing Brown's case made the decision at a hearing in Los Angeles Friday, ruling that the X singer had finally satisfied the conditions of his sentence before closing the assault case against Brown. Brown immediately tweeted after the hearing, "IM OFF PROBATION! Thank the Lord!" Following the February 2009 incident, Brown was sentenced to enroll in anger management classes and complete community service hours. However, it was his inability to adhere to the rules of his probation – there was the felony assault charge, the hit-and-run incident, the fights with Frank Ocean and Drake – and ultimately his dismissal from rehab that found the singer thrown in jail from March 2014 to June of that year. Brown also spent time in treatment centers after being diagnosed with bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and complications from substance abuse.



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