Chris Brown Tests Positive for Marijuana; Judge Orders Further Review of Singer's Probation
The judge says concerns have surfaced about his community service hours and his travel while on probation for the 2009 beating of then-girlfriend Rihanna.
A judge has ordered a deeper review of Chris Brown’s probation amid questions about his travel and how many community service hours he has completed.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg said Monday at a hearing that authorities have raised concerns about the R&B singer’s community service, his travel and a drug test administered in Virginia that showed the singer tested positive for marijuana.
She said that Brown has a medicinal marijuana card from California, but she urged him to consider how the public and his young fans perceive his actions.
"You are not an average person sitting in a living room," Schnegg said, as quoted by the Los Angeles Times. "You are not only in the public eye, but you are on probation."
Brown didn't speak but at times appeared to nod in agreement with the judge, who set another hearing for November to review his probation records.
The R&B singer remains on probation for the February 2009 beating of then-girlfriend Rihanna, who tweeted before the hearing: "I'm praying for you and wishing u the best today!"
He responded with his own tweet: "thank u so much."