There was a tremendous backlash against Chris Brown after the news about his domestic violence and photos of a beaten Rihanna came out.
Sponsors and radio stations dropped him, and the singer had to cancel several high-profile appearances, including a performance at the Grammys.
Chris Brown's Sentence
Judge Patricia Schnegg imposed a stay-away order that requires that Brown and Rihanna stay at least 50 yards from each, except at industry events when the distance is reduced to 10 yards.
Brown's lawyer, Mark Geragos, said the plea deal includes five years of supervised probation and six months of community labor.
Chris Brown will also be required to attend domestic violence classes.
Brown spoke softly throughout the hearing as he waived his rights and told the judge he understood the gravity of his plea.
"I think it's commendable you took responsibility for your conduct," Schnegg told Brown. She said she hoped "the terms and conditions of your probation will have some meaning."
Is Chris Brown Really Sorry?
But is Chris Brown really sorry or is he just putting on a show for the camera? Once you've crossed the line and beat a woman, can you control your violent impulses? Will he learn more appropriate ways to handle his anger?
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