Remember when Chris Brown beat up his girlfriend Rihanna and was sentenced to 180 days of community service? Last September, Bryan T. Norwood, the Chief of Police in Richmond, wrote a letter to the judge stating that Brown had successfully completed it by doing odd jobs at Tappahannock Children’s Center. His mom used to be a director there, and he supposedly helped out by washing windows, waxing floors, cutting grass, and picking up trash.
Now the L.A. County District Attorney is claiming that it all or part of it is bogus -- in one case he swore he was picking up trash in Virginia when he was actually on a private jet to Cancun. Whoops.
According to legal documents, the Richmond P.D. says they only supervised Brown on nine or ten occasions, and the rest of the time he was unsupervised. The detective assigned to the case was apparently told she did not have to continue to monitor him. Oh, and it seems that Brown’s lawyer, Mark Geragos, “instructed” a Richmond P.D. lawyer on how to “handle” questions from the D.A.’s office about his community service.
But wait … there’s more. The Administrator of the Children’s Center allegedly tried to convince the floor waxing guy to tell investigators that Brown had waxed the floor occasionally (as he claimed), but he refused to lie and told them that he’s the only one that has waxed the floor for the past three years.
The judge started looking into the matter when the community service documents were filed, and it looks like he had good reason to be suspicious. They have found no “credible, competent or verifiable evidence” that Brown completed the required 180 days of service. The D.A. says the documentation is “at best sloppy … and at worst fraudulent reporting.”
Other possible probation violations include a fight at a recording studio, testing positive for pot, allegedly grabbing and throwing a fan’s phone, and throwing a chair through a window at “Good Morning America.”
How does this douche canoe get away with this stuff? It’s not possible to be in two places at once, so it should be pretty easy to discredit his community service documentation if he really was out of the country performing concerts, as sources claim. Why are so many people scrambling to protect him? Why is Rihanna back together with him? How hard does he have to hit you, you beautiful, talented, successful girl, before you drop him like the hot mess he is?
Come on, people! Stop covering for this guy. If he did the crime, he has to do the time. If he lied about that, make it harder for him to weasel his way out of it. You know, like maybe put him behind bars.
Do you think these allegations have merit? What do you think the consequences should be if they’re proven true?
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