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Chris Brown jailed in Los Angeles for probation violation

R&B singer Chris Brown was arrested on Friday in Malibu, California, on a warrant issued for a probation violation related to his 2009 assault of then-girlfriend Rihanna, the Los Angeles County Sheriff said.

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Singer Chris Brown held in custody without bail

Singer Chris Brown, 24, was held without bail in Los Angeles after being taken into custody in Malibu at 2 m local time PDT (9pm GMT).

Chris Brown. Credit: Dennis Van Tine/Geisler-Fotopres/DPA/Press Association Images

The singer was ordered into custody by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge James Brandlin after the judge was notified that Brown was not following his probation and had been discharged from a Malibu rehabilitation center where he was ordered to stay, a court spokeswoman said.

The singer, who also faces a misdemeanor assault case in Washington, D.C., had been in the rehabilitation center for anger management as part of his court-ordered probation.

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