J BROWN, the ex-FIVE star, was yesterday ordered by a DUBLIN court to pay £4,132 to the ?poor box? for his part in a pub brawl that occurred last December.
Brown admitted to the Dublin court that he gave a man a black eye following an argument over whether his group was better than Irish boy band Westlife. After leaving court Brown said, “Of course I?m sorry ? I whacked him.”
Former bandmate Richie Neville, who paid #3,000 to the poor box in an earlier hearing on the same charges, failed to appear at yesterday?s hearing. He claimed he was visiting his sick mother in America. He was ordered to pay witnesses? expenses, totalling almost £700. The poor box funds go to local charities.