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Chris Brown leaves rehab

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Nov 14, 2013 | 5:53pm EST

Troubled R&B star Chris Brown has left a rehab facility in Malibu, California and will continue to receive anger management treatment in an outpatient programme. The Kiss Kiss hitmaker sought professional counselling on 29 October (13), a day after pleading not guilty to a misdemeanour assault charge relating to a fight outside a Washington, D.C. hotel. However, he has since checked out of the treatment centre and made a start on the community service hours he was ordered to complete as part of his 2009 conviction for beating up his then-girlfriend Rihanna. Speaking to People.com on Thursday (14Nov13), his representative says, "Chris is continuing his rehab programme as an outpatient and is also completing his community service in the Los Angeles area. He appreciates all of your encouragement and support." Brown had originally been sentenced to 180 days of community labour, in addition to a year-long domestic violence course and five years probation, but his 1,440 volunteer hours were rejected by a Los Angeles judge in August (13) over a discrepancy and he was slapped with another 1,000 hours as his probation was reinstated. Brown's community service is just part of a long list of upcoming legal woes for the 24 year old - he faces up to four years in jail if prosecutors rule the Washington, D.C. incident, in which he stands accused of punching a 20-year-old man who was attempting to board his tour bus, violated his probation. He is also fighting a lawsuit against a woman who alleges she was assaulted by the star during a night out at a California club in June (13). And last month (Oct13), Brown filed a countersuit against singer Frank Ocean's cousin, accusing him of provoking a parking lot brawl between the stars' entourages in January (13).

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