Chris Brown booted from rehab, taken into custody

Posted at 7:03 PM, Mar 14, 2014
and last updated 2014-03-14 19:03:20-04
LOS ANGELES (CNN) — Singer Chris Brown has been taken into custody by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies after being made to leave court-ordered drug rehab, a sheriff’s spokesman said Friday.

In late February, a Los Angeles judge ordered Brown to stay another two months in the anger management and drug rehab program in Malibu, California, that he’d entered three months earlier.

The judge said the singer would have to go jail if he left rehab early.

His legal troubles began five years ago when he beat then-girlfriend Rihanna in a rented Lamborghini on a Hollywood street. He pleaded guilty to felony assault in June 2009, which resulted in a sentence of five years of probation and 1,400 hours of community labor.

The judge revoked Brown’s probation twice in the last year, most recently because of his arrest on a sidewalk near the White House after allegedly punching a man.

TMZ reports that he was having an inappropriate relationship with a worker at the rehab, but that’s not why he was thrown out today. The entertainment publication said that Brown violated “internal rules.”

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