So not only did Chris Brown make himself look like an unremorseful fuckwit by going clubbing right after being sentenced to five years probation for assaulting Rihanna, but it turns out he did so in violation of his probation. Amazing. E! News reports:
The singer hit the nightspot Guys & Dolls just hours after receiving a probation order in court requiring the 20-year-old to “abstain from the use of all alcoholic beverages and stay out of places where they are the chief item of sale.”
Los Angeles Probation Department Spokeswoman Kari Webb tells E! News that if Chris Brown broke his probation by being at a “21 and up” establishment, “It won’t be taken lightly.”
“Any time you break the law, you’re in violation,” Webb told E! News when asked whether being underage in a bar would be a probation violation. “If you break the law, you’re in trouble.”
So did Brown break the law?
John Carr of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control tells E! News that Guys & Dolls holds a Type 48 liquor license, which makes it a bar or nightclub and not a restaurant. This means that no one under 21 can legally be on the premises unless they have been hired as a performer.
Carr also says that even if an underage entertainer is working in a bar or nightclub, they are required by law to stay in an area where no alcohol is being served or consumed.
While Brown wasn’t seen drinking anything but water, his table ordered 10 bottles of champagne.
Of course, no one is pursuing the matter because why go after a kid who just made a mockery of the justice system with his celebrity status then pissed in everybody’s faces by going clubbing afterward? I honestly don’t see how there’s an example there.