It is not often that you hear a judge admit they read gossip, but yesterday the judge in the Chris Brown case did just that. You have to love a judge who reads the tabloids or gossip sites. Hello Judge Schnegg if you are reading.
For the past couple of months it seemed to me that Chris Brown and Rihanna have been trying to get back together. They kept showing up at the same places, including hotels and Rihanna's lawyer had made it perfectly clear that Rihanna wanted the stay away order to go away because she wanted to be able to hang out with Chris. I honestly expected the judge to go ahead and make it so they could be together. I was going to be dismayed because I think staying away was the best way to keep her safe.
To my surprise, the judge also wanted to keep Rihanna safe, and she knew they had been sneaky. How? She reads gossip. "I'm not immune to any chatter on the airwaves. Do you understand, Mr. Brown, that any violation of this order is a violation of your probation and it comes with the possible penalty of prison?"
Judging by the report which was released about this incident but also two other incidents involving the couple this was the best way to go. In November, while in Europe Rihanna slapped Chris Brown. He then shoved her into a wall. Three weeks before the incident which got arrested, the couple was in Barbados. They got into an argument in a car. Brown got out of the car and smashed the passenger and driver's side windows.
Oh, and after the beating where Brown got arrested it took him nine days before he apologized. He did it by text.