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Chris Brown might be going back to jail

Chris Brown might be going back to jail
March 17, 2014 JEREMY FEIST

Chris Brown

Since Chris Brown went to rehab for anger issues, he’s been … actually behaving himself! Who’d have thunk that dealing with your issues head-on in a real way would actually prove to be the key to fixing them? Well, either way, good for him. Unfortunately though, he still might have to go back to jail after he got kicked out of rehab over the weekend for something unrelated to violence or drugs.

The Grammy-winning R&B singer spent the weekend in a downtown Los Angeles lockup after a judge ordered him to be arrested for violating the rules and regulations of his treatment. Court records did not elaborate on the reason for Brown’s dismissal from the facility in Malibu that was treating him for anger management, substance abuse and issues related to bi-polar disorder.

Brown, 24, had been under court orders to remain in treatment since November, one month after he was arrested in Washington, DC, after a man accused him of punching him in a confrontation outside a hotel. That case remains pending, and Superior Court Judge James R. Brandlin has not yet scheduled a probation violation hearing to address whether he would penalize the singer for the arrest.

Brandlin revoked Brown’s probation in December, but refused a prosecutor’s request in February to send the singer to jail because of the Washington misdemeanor assault case. The judge has said Brown appeared to be making good progress in rehab and a probation officer gave him a favorable report at his last court hearing on Feb. 28. SOURCE

I never thought I would say this, but … I’m kind of hoping they don’t send Chris to jail. I know, I know, but as far as anyone can tell, the guy’s actually been getting better thanks to rehab, and what worries me is that sending him to jail at this point could potentially undo whatever progress he’s made. Normally, I’m all for holding celebrities accountable, but this time? Well, I’m just holding out hope for the option that does less damage.

Jeremy Feist is an (ahem) entertainer from Toronto, Canada. He writes, acts, and performs on stage, and has been a writer for Popbytes for almost three years now. He lives in Toronto with his boyfriend, his incredibly dumb but cute puppy, and his immortal cat.