Chris Brown dodges jail, vows to finish 90-day rehab

Singer Chris Brown appears for a probation progress hearing at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal...

Singer Chris Brown appears for a probation progress hearing at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center in Los Angeles, California February 3, 2014. REUTERS/David McNew/Pool

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Chris Brown narrowly escaped jail on Monday after a Los Angeles judge shut down prosecutors' requests to put the singer behind bars for violating probation.

Brown was in court for a hearing into his 2009 Rihanna assault case, when his possible probation violation relating to a fight outside a Washington, D.C. hotel was raised.

The prosecutors argued that Brown's violent behaviour "continues to increase in severity and frequency" adding he poses an "increasing danger to society".

The District Attorney's office representatives claimed there is probable cause to believe Brown is guilty as charged of beating up a man in Washington, D.C., according to TMZ.

But the judge, who also oversaw Brown's assault trial after he beat up ex-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009, ruled against the prosecutors and insisted the R&B star was better off completing his ongoing 90-day rehab for anger management.

Brown wasn't the only R&B star in court in Los Angeles on Monday - Cee Lo Green was also there for a routine hearing in his felony drug case.


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