Chris Brown starts community sentence
- Bang Showbiz
- 17 September 2009
Chris Brown has started his community labour sentence, and uploaded a picture of him posing in a fluorescent orange vest on his first day
Chris Brown has posted a picture of himself doing community service on the internet.
In the image, the 'Run It' singer - who was sentenced to 180 days of community labour for assaulting on/off girlfriend Rihanna - poses in a fluorescent orange vest, baggy jeans and a white vest as he clears weeds next to a railway track.
Under the picture, posted on his Twitter page, the 20-year-old star wrote: "Check out my new outfit!"
Yesterday (16.09.09) was Chris' first day of community service, which he is completing in Virginia. He appeared to be in good spirits, taking time out to wave at fans who gathered to watch him work.
It is understood he will perform different types of labour over the course of his sentence, but exact details will not be released.
Chris has hired additional guards to protect him while he serves the sentence.
Chris attacked Rihanna in his car as they left a pre-Grammy Awards party in February, repeatedly punching her in the face and biting her arms.
He pleaded guilty to assault and in August was sentenced to six months of community service, 12 months of domestic violence counselling and five years probation.
The judge also issued a restraining order which requires him to stay at least 100 yards from Rihanna for five years.