Chris Brown Gets Five Years' Probation

The verdict is in: Chris Brown was sentenced Tuesday to five years of probation—and 180 days of community labor—for attacking his former girlfriend, the singer Rihanna, in February. He’ll also take a yearlong domestic-violence prevention class, and has been ordered to stay away from Rihanna for the next five years. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg said she wants to see Brown do “actual physical labor, as opposed to some type of community service.” Meanwhile, People reports that court documents reveal a history of abuse between Brown and Rihanna, including an incident in Europe when Brown pushed Rihanna into a wall, and one in Barbados where an enraged Brown stopped a car he was driving, got out, and "broke the front driver and passenger side windows of the car."