Los Angeles, July 16 (IANS) Singer Chris Brown's probation in the ex-girlfriend Rihanna beating case has been revoked, but the singer will remain a free man for the time being.
The singer was accused of physically hurting Rihanna during their relationship in 2009 and faced legal charges.
Recently, Brown showed up at court Tuesday to fight the LA County district attorney's motion to revoke his probation in the wake of hit-and-run charges stemming from a car accident in May, but the judge granted the motion anyway, paving the way for a probation violation hearing in August, reports tmz.com.
If it is proved that Brown violated his probation, the singer could be sentenced to four years in prison.
In the meantime, Brown has been released on his own recognizance.