Chris Brown faces extra 1,000 hours community service for partying in Dubai
American singer Chris Brown has been slammed with another 1,000 hours of community service for partying in Dubai instead of taking his punishment for beating up superstar girlfriend Rihanna.
Prosecutors were able to prove that there was no way Brown could have made it back from Dubai in time to pick up rubbish in the US as punishment for a vicious assault on Rihanna in 2009.
An irate Californian judge has now ordered that Brown must complete an additional 1,000 hours and also had to redo the six months community service he already faced.
Under community service rules in Los Angeles, Brown has a choice of litter collection on the street, beach clean up, graffiti removal or alternative community service, which may involve coaching or mentoring disadvantaged youth people.
This time, Brown must complete all the work in front of supervisors in Los Angeles to make sure he doesn’t fake it.
The hefty order will place a serious burden on his career and drain time that would otherwise be spent touring and recording an album.
Brown had previously requested to do his original six months community service collecting litter in his native Virginia.
However, he faked his work sheets and headed off to Dubai and other locations when he should havebeen out with a rubbish bag picking up litter in a suburb of Virginia’s capital city, Richmond.
In December, 2011, he was supposed to collecting litter but instead had gone to Festival City in Dubai to perform in front of thousands of fans.
Then he took days out to party and sightsee around Dubai with a former girlfriend.
Photos of Brown’s website show him with his arm around a Dubai policeman, posing with a man in a dishdsh, jet skiing and boating on the Dubai coast, admiring the city skyscrapers and taking a motorbike trip through the desert.
Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey investigated Brown’s Dubai trip with immigration officials and said it was “unreasonable” to believe that Brown could have gotten off “a 12-13 hour flight from Dubai and then rushed through customs and the early morning rush hour traffic” in just two hours to start picking up trash for eight hours.
The original case stems from a horrific beating Brown gave Rihanna in a Lamborghini after a pre-Grammy party in Los Angeles. Brown punched Rihanna in the face and slammed her head on the dashboard until she lost consciousness.