Chris Brown due back in court over Rihanna assault case

Singer will face questions over the community service he received as punishment for the 2009 assault

Chris Brown will return to court in Los Angeles today (September 17) to answer questions arising from the Rihanna assault case.

In June 2009, after being convicted of the assault of Rihanna that February, Brown was placed on probation and ordered to perform six months’ worth of community service. This included the removal of graffiti, roadside clean-up and other manual labour.

The Associated Press reports that Brown has completed his terms with praise from a judge, but a prosecutor “raised concerns” about the number of hours he clocked up. Brown was already due in court today (September 17) for a review of his probation.

Last week (September 11), Brown caused further controversy when he unveiled a new tattoo that bears a striking resemblance to the bruised face of Rihanna after the 2009 assault. Brown has since denied through his representative that the tattoo is a depiction of his ex-girlfriend.

On Saturday (September 15), shoppers in HMV stories reported that copies of Brown’s latest album ‘Fortune’ has been had defaced with advisory labels warning people not to buy the LP because he “beats women”.

The defaced CDs were first spotted in the Cambridge branch of HMV and the first photo was tweeted by the Cambridge University Student Union Women’s Campaign. However, the organisation – whose stated aim is to “represent women students in Cambridge and campaign for gender equality” – has remained coy about the incident.