BREAKING: Chris Brown Cops Plea Deal

In his assault case today, Chris Brown managed to negotiate a plea deal. The R&B singer will spend 180 days in a labor diversion program in Virginia, with 5 years of probation for his assault against ex-girlfriend Rihanna. Additionally, Brown is required to enroll in a domestic violence program.

Rihanna, who received a subpoena to testify, showed up at the courthouse in downtown Los Angeles dressed in all black and wearing dark sunglasses.

The hearing started around 1:30 p.m. PT with his family present in family seating.

UPDATE: The judge said if Brown and Rihanna are at the same public events, the 50-yard stay away turns into 10 yards. The stay away order lasts 5 years. If Brown violates probation, he could get up to 4 years in prison. So Brown is now a convicted felon and loses the right to vote or carry a gun.

Brown left the courtroom … just after he left, Rihanna walked in the courtroom. The judge is now explaining the deal to her. The judge is telling Rihanna about the protective order.