Quashing all "are they or aren't they" rumors, pop princess Rihanna accompanied her man Chris Brown to court yesterday.
The two singers attended court for Brown's "probation status update hearing," reports the Los Angeles Times. Rihanna sat front row, right behind her on-again boyfriend, with his mother Joyce Hawkins, reports E!
Brown is on probation to begin with as a result of his 2009 assault case for beating Rihanna.
After the infamous incident four years ago that left Rihanna badly bruised, Brown was sentenced to five years of probation and six months of community service, which a judge agreed to let him do in his home state, Virginia, reports The New York Times.
And that's exactly what made yesterday's status hearing different from previous ones: Just the day before, the DA's office requested that the singer finish, or maybe even redo, his 1,440 hours of community service in Los Angeles, reports the LA Times. According to the DA, the paperwork Brown submitted to show he had completed community labor is "at best sloppy documentation and at worst fraudulent reporting," per CNN. Fraudulent how? According to the DA's motion, Brown wasn't even in town on some of the dates reported.
Brown's lawyer, Mark Geragos, was furious upon hearing this and called the charges "absolutely false," adds CNN.
The judge, James Brandlin, asked for more information about Brown's community service and scheduled another hearing in two months, says The New York Times. He also ordered Brown to remain on probation, which means he will be able to attend the Grammy Awards on Sunday (where he'll have to watch Frank Ocean perform, with whom he allegedly had a violent altercation last week).
Yesterday was Rihanna's second time in a courtroom with Brown, according to CNN. The first was back in August 2009 when Brown was sentenced to probation and ordered to stay away from her. At the time, she was a witness for the prosecution.