Chris Brown praised by US judge for progress after Rihanna assault

Singer completes all his domestic violence counselling sessions

Chris Brown has been praised by a US judge for his progress on probation after assaulting his ex-girlfriend Rihanna.

The singer was sentenced to five years of probation and six months of community labour after pleading guilty to attacking Rihanna in their car on the eve of last year’s Grammy Awards.

According to Brown‘s laywer Mark Geragos, he has attended 17 of his 52 domestic violence counselling sessions he has been posted to undertake.

The singer has also completed 32 of his 180 days community labour sentence, a Los Angeles court heard.

“It looks like you’re doing really, really well,” Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg said. “By the time you come back, you’ll be way over halfway there.”

The singer spoke only once during the brief hearing, telling the judge “thank you” after her comments, reports BBC News.

His next hearing is on May 11.