Bobby Brown Ordered To Jail
The 44-year-old R&B singer-song writer, Bobby Brown, is no stranger to the criminal justice system. He has been in and out of trouble for quite some time. It should be no surprise, then, that a judge recently sentenced the embattled entertainer to 55 days in a Los Angeles jail and four years of probation for a drunken driving case. Brown has fought addiction to cocaine, crack, and heroin for much of his life, going in and out of rehab. As a child, Brown was diagnosed with ADD and was later diagnosed with bipolar disorder in his early thirties. During his concert tours Brown would often be arrested and cited for public lewdness and lascivious content with female members of his audience.
The untimely death of his ex-wife, Whitney Houston, in 2012 came six days after Brown’s 43rd Birthday. That night, he struggled to perform at a New Edition concert, shouting through tears, “I love you, Whitney.” Brown then excused himself from the stage, and New Edition canceled the remainder of the show. Brown was invited to appear at Houston’s memorial service in New Jersey, but left before the service began.
City attorney’s spokesman Frank Mateljan states Brown was sentenced Tuesday after pleading no contest to charges he was under the influence and driving on a suspended license when he was arrested in October. Brown was on probation for another DUI case at the time. He also was placed on four years of informal probation and will be required to complete an 18-month alcohol treatment program. Brown’s attorney, Tiffany Feder, was not available for commentary.