Chris Brown Ordered Back to Prison

The singer was denied release to another rehab facility and sent back to prison for a month. 

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Looks like Chris Brown won't be getting out of jail anytime soon.

According to the Associated Press, the judge is keeping Brown in jail for at least a month after hearing that he had made troubling comments in rehab about being good at using guns and knives.

The 24-year-old singer was arrested on Friday after being thrown out of the Malibu facility he had been ordered to attend since his arrest in Washington, D.C., for allegedly beating up a man who jumped into a photo the singer was taking with fans.

Brown had been receiving treatment at the facility for anger management, substance abuse and issues related to bipolar disorder. According to the AP, Superior Court Judge James R. Brandlin said rehab officials reported to him that during a group session when Brown was asked to reflect on something he excelled at, Brown replied, "I am good at using guns and knives."

The facility also noted three other rule violations, claiming that Brown refused to take a drug test, was seen touching the elbow of a female client and made a statement that alarmed rehab officials, AP reports. Brown's attorney, Mark Geragos, claims that the comment sparking concern was "I'm going to ask my higher power to take away my troubles." An incident report by the facility claims the Grammy winner also laughed and rolled his eyes when making the comment.

Geragos told AP that while Brown initially resisted the drug test, he eventually took it and passed.

Geragos asked the judge to release Brown into a different rehab program, but the judge ordered the singer to remain in jail until a probation violation hearing scheduled for April 23, AP reports.

Brown has been under court supervision since pleading guilty to the felony assault of his then girlfriend Rihanna in 2009.

Geragos had requested that Brown be allowed to change into a suit to come before the judge, but the judge refused, forcing Brown to appear in court wearing an orange jail jumpsuit. The attorney also argued unsuccessfully that keeping Brown in custody would be a waste of law enforcement and court resources and could create problems for the singer's April 17 trial in Washington, D.C. Geragos told AP that he would likely file an appellate court motion for the release of the singer.

"You know—do you have a bad day? I have bad days sometimes," Geragos told AP outside the courthouse. "Do you say things you'd like to take back? I certainly do. So I don't know that being in a therapeutic session and you're talking about your reflections and you say one sentence means you go to jail? Seems to me to be counterproductive to therapy."

Read more at the Associated Press.

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