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.
Brownâs 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 RadarOnline.com.
âIt makes it difficult at award shows and such,â said Geragos.
Sticking to protocol, Rihannaâs attorney must also approve the modification from a âstay awayâ to a âdo not annoyâ order before the request can be granted.
The lift request comes on the wake of Brownâs 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 Brownâs 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!