Chris Brown Request Restraining Order Lift From Rihanna, Plus Album Date

R&B crooner Chris Brown appeared in a Los Angeles courtroom Friday (Jan. 28) with attorney Mark Geragos for a progress update plus a request to remove the restraining order against him in his domestic violence conviction for the incident with ex-girlfriend Rihanna.

Brown’s lawyer Geragos told judge Patricia Schnegg that his client had completed his 52-week domestic violence counseling and asked the judge to remove the existing restraining order against Brown, reports

“It makes it difficult at award shows and such,” said Geragos.

Sticking to protocol, Rihanna’s attorney must also approve the modification from a “stay away” to a “do not annoy” order before the request can be granted.

The lift request comes on the wake of Brown’s three Grammy nominations at the upcoming awards, which could see him and Rihanna in the same room.

Brown pleaded guilty to assaulting his then-girlfriend, Rihanna, after a pre-Grammy Awards party in 2009. He was given a sentence of five years probation and ordered to complete 180 days of community labor and a year of domestic violence counseling. The restraining order is scheduled to expire in 2014.

In related news, Chris Brown’s forthcoming album F.A.M.E. will reportedly hit stores on March 22nd. The set will feature collaborations from Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, Busta Rhymes, Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars and more!


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