Judge sets November hearing to determine whether the singer violated his probation stemming from Rihanna assault
Chris Brown has tested postive for cannabis, leading a judge to set a hearing to see whether he has violated the terms of his probation.
According to court reports, the R&B singer tested positive for the drug in June in Virginia, where he is doing community service after assaulting his ex-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009, Reuters reports.
According to Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg, Brown produced card to say he was permitted to use marijuana for medical reasons after the positive test.
Warning Brown in court, Schnegg said: “You are not an ordinary person who can sit in your living room and do whatever you want to do. More importantly, a lot of people look up to you, a lot of kids. What you do and what you say impacts a lot of people.”
Although compulsory drug tests are not a condition of Brown’s probation, the judge has set a hearing on November 1 to decide whether he has violated his probation on that and other matters, including travel restrictions and fulfillment of his community service.
Brown was sentenced to five years of probation and six months of community service after pleading guilty to criminal assault for beating Rihanna on the eve of the Grammy awards in 2009.
He has recently become the target of a sticker campaign in the UK, which was copies of his new album being labelled with warnings not to buy the LP as the singer “beats women’.