Chris Brown Enters Rehab Following Assault Charge

Chris Brown has entered rehab after being hit with assault charges and spending 36 hours behind bars following an incident outside a Washington, D.C. nightclub earlier this week. “Chris Brown has elected to enter a rehab facility,” his spokesperson said in a statement. “His goal is to gain focus and insight into his past and recent behavior, enabling him to continue the pursuit of his life and his career from a healthier vantage point.” Well, that’s a start. A very, very (very, very) late start. But a start, nonetheless.

The latest chapter in Brown’s troubled history occurred October 27, when a man reportedly tried to take a picture outside a club with Breezy and two women. Brown allegedly responded, “I ain’t down with that gay shit, I feel like boxing,” and then socked the dude in the face. Yep, sure sounds like something Chris Brown would do! He and his bodyguard were arrested and charged with felony assault, but Brown’s charge was reduced to a misdemeanor.

“We talked today and he said, ‘I want to take some time and do a little introspection and understand everything that’s going on around me,'” Brown’s attorney, Mark Geragos, relayed. “It was his decision and he should be applauded.” Ugh, has there ever been a more Geragos thing to say? Yes, applauded! Breezy is a brave homophobe. Chris Brown is an example to all mankind.

[via MTV]