It’s a little dramatic to say rehabilitation centers are like prisons, but the two places are not entirely dissimilar. Both require residents to submit to very rigid rules, and both promise serious consequences for not following them. Just ask Chris Brown. He apparently couldn’t keep his hands to himself or his contempt for the situation properly masked while inside rehab; so, now, he’s going to spend more than a month in the slammer.
According to TMZ, Brown was kicked out of rehab last week after an alleged pattern of inappropriate behavior began to emerge. He reportedly refused to take a drug test for several hours (though he later passed), spoke very negatively about treatment during a group therapy session, inappropriately touched at least one of the females seeking treatment despite being told he wasn’t allowed within two feet and allegedly began a sexual relationship with another female. Those might not be felony level crimes, but in a treatment environment where order and stability are paramount, they present problems.
Brown and his attorney, Mark Geragos, were in court today to try and convince the judge to let the singer transfer to another rehab facility or wait out the month or so before his Washington DC trial under house arrest, but that plea apparently fell on deaf ears. So, Brown will have to ship off to prison for a month or so until the legal proceedings begin on April 23.
Even if he’s convicted, it’s highly unlikely Brown will get much more than a slap on the wrist for the alleged DC area assault itself, but thanks to all of the issues he’s had in the past, such a conviction would likely violate his probation and send him to the slammer for up to four years.
We’ll keep you updated on this case as more details become available. Until then, here’s to hoping Brown uses his time behind bars to finally figure out a strategy that will keep him out of trouble and out of the papers, at least for the wrong reasons.
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