Chris Brown Avoids Punishment Yet Again

Young Brown by Flickr The Library of Congress, licensed by Creative Commons

Not Chris Breezy

In 2009, the singer Chris Brown, was sentenced to serve over 1,400 hours in a “labor oriented service, and was ordered to complete a 52-week domestic violence program.  This was the result of the domestic violence charge he received after assaulting his girlfriend at the time, Rihanna.  Since then, previous to his most recent trial on November 1st, he has tested positive for marijuana use while in Virginia.  He somehow got away with it in court due to the fact that the marijuana was consumed in California, as allowed by his medical marijuana license.

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An Eye for an Eye, but $20 Million Is Fine, Too

Basketball, by Flickr user "mvongrue", licensed via Creative Commons.There is a big difference between popping bottles and throwing bottles.  Just ask frenemies Chris Brown and Drake.  During the early morning hours of June 14, 2012, a fight broke out between the two music moguls at the über-trendy SoHo nightclub W.i.P (Work in Progress).  Theories abound about the impetus of the scuffle, with many news outlets sourcing it to Drake’s boasts about the affections of Rihanna, but one thing’s for certain: it got out of hand and some innocent celebrity bystanders were injured in the fallout.  San Antonio Spurs superstar Tony Parker found himself in the crossfire when the singers started lobbing bottles at each other.  A piece of glass lodged itself in Parker’s eye, an injury which brings his upcoming Olympic showing into question. Parker has brought a lawsuit against the owners of the club seeking damages to the tune of $20 million on the theory that the owners “should have known better” than to give Drake and Brown alcohol and sit them near each other.  Kind of like tossing a steak between two hungry dogs.

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