Singer Chris Brown was sentenced Tuesday (Aug. 25) to five years probation and over 1,400 hours in “labor-oriented service” for assaulting former girlfriend Rihanna.
In addition to the sentencing, it was revealed that the couple was involved in at least two more domestic violence incidents before the now-infamous February attack, according to CNN.com.
As previously reported [click to read], the 20-year-old Brown was arrested after an early morning argument went wrong on February 8.
Police who investigated the attack “learned of two earlier incidents related to domestic violence that went unreported,” according to the probation report.
“The first incident occurred in Europe about three months before the present offense,” the report said. “The victim [Rihanna] and the defendant [Brown] were involved in a verbal dispute and the victim [Rihanna] slapped the defendant [Brown]. He responded by shoving her into a wall.“
The report cites another incident that occurred in January, when Chris Brown and Rihanna were visiting the latter’s home country of Barbados.
“The defendant [Brown] and the victim [Rihanna] were visiting Barbados and were driving a Range Rover loaned to them by a local dealership. They had an argument inside the car. The defendant [Brown] exited and broke the front driver and passenger side windows of the car.”
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg stated that she wants to see Brown do “actual physical labor, as opposed to some type of community service.”
In addtion, Brown is required to complete domestic violence counseling, and has been ordered to stay 50 yards away from Rihanna, with a special provision of 10 yards if the two are at the same industry event. Brown was ordered strictly not to violate the restraining order, which will remain until 2014.
Rihanna was not at the sentencing.