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Chris Brown 'commendable' probation adherence

November 18, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
The judge overseeing Chris Brown's probation told the R&B singer Thursday he's done a "commendable" job complying with the terms of his sentence for assaulting then-girlfriend Rihanna.Brown, 21, was sentenced in August to five years probation, a year-long domestic violence program and 180 days of community service after admitting to assaulting Rihanna during a fight on the night before the Grammy Awards in 2009.

Police responded to a domestic violence dispute on a Hancock Park street where Brown reportedly held Rihanna in a headlock, struck her in the face, giving her a bloody nose and multiple bruises, and bit her ear and arms.