Chris Brown has been sentenced to five years probation and 180 days of community labor for his Grammy night assault on Rihanna. The singer, who appeared in court with with his mother, was also ordered to stay at least 100 yards away from Rihanna until August of 2014, a distance that can be reduced by 10 yards if they are attending industry events. Today’s proceeding also disclosed two prior altercations the pair had with each other. The first occurred in Europe three months prior to the Grammy night altercation and involved the two getting into a verbal dispute that escalated into Rihanna slapping Chris and Chris pushing Rihanna against a wall. The second altercation happened in Rihanna’s native Barbados, where the two were driving in a Range Rover. Chris reportedly got out of the vehicle and broke both front windows. No reason was given as to what may have set him off. Neither altercation was reported to police and when asked for a statement about those previous altercations, Rihanna’s lawyer, Donald Etra, would only say “Rihanna is doing fine and concentrating on pursuing her career.”
And while Chris was in Los Angeles being sentenced, Rihanna was 3,000 miles away in New York City doing her daily fashion walk. The singer was first spotted leaving an office building and later on heading to the studio.