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Chris Brown Allowed to Skip D.C. Court Date, Stay in Rehab

Chris Brown fights back in Frank Ocean lawsuitChris Brown will have more time to get continuous treatment at a rehab facility for his anger. A judge says the singer doesn’t have to travel from Los Angeles to Washington to appear in court.

According to HuffPost, D.C. Superior Judge Robert Tignor agreed Friday to let Brown waive his scheduled appearance on Monday.

Brown is facing a misdemeanor assault charge. He and bodyguard Christopher Hollosy were arrested last month on charges of punching a man outside a hotel who tried to jump into a picture with the singer.

His lawyers say they haven’t had an opportunity to review evidence with him. They told the judge it didn’t make sense for him to check out of rehab and travel cross-country when all they plan to do Monday is request a new court date.

Brown voluntarily entered rehab in late October, but was kicked out of the center earlier this month for smashing his mother’s car window with a rock during a family session.

Last week, Superior Court Judge James Brandlin ordered Brown to serve three months in a new facility under specified conditions. Brown will be required to complete 24 hours of community service per week and submit to drug testing, in addition to working on his anger management issues. He was also ordered to take any medication that the doctors at the facility prescribe.

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