In light of allegations that he fabricated the community service he served for the Rihanna assault case, Chris Brown, attorney Mark Geragos, and yes, his new old girlfriend Rihanna showed up in court on Wednesday.
As we reported ysterday, the Los Angeles District Attorney wants the court to find Chris Brown in violation of his probation stemming from the Rihanna beating case, because he was required to complete 180 days of community service. The filing from the D.A. alleged that Brown fabricated his community service.
Among the points made in the filing were Brown's mother reporting his community service, Brown being out of the country on some of the days that were recorded because he was performing in concert, and a key administrator of the children's center where Brown was supposed to work reporting that she never saw him.
On Wednesday, Judge James Brandlin said he would not revoke probation -- yet. Instead, he ordered Brown to meet with his probation officer in Los Angeles within 48 hours. There he was to discuss the D.A.'s allegations of falsified community service with the officer.
In addition, the judge delayed any decision on his part. He said he needed more time to review all of the evidence presented by the Los Angeles District Attorney, but at the same time, he wants to hear from Brown's parole officer after Brown's meeting with him.
That wasn't the end of the day's events, though.
A short time after the hearing concluded, Chris Brown's lawyer Mark Geragos held a press conference (embedded). The gathering, held outside Geragos' office, was done at 3:30 p.m. PST. Geragos claimed cruel and unusual punishment by the D.A. He said:
I have never had a client who has been tortured like Chris Brown has.
While the D.A. has claimed that Brown falsified his community service, Geragos claimed the same of the D.A., saying that he wants them held in contempt of court for filing false documents.
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.
Brown's next hearing has been scheduled for April 5.