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Chris Brown Released From Prison

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This photo provided by U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia, shows Chris Brown in one of five photos that prosecutors entered into evidence in the assault trial of Christopher Hollosy, the bodyguard of Brown.  A judge approved the release of the five photos on Monday, May 5, 2014. Prosecutors say Brown and Hollosy hit 20-year-old Parker Adams after Adams tried to get into a photo Brown was taking with two women outside his tour bus.  Hollosy was convicted of assault and plans to appeal. Brown’s trial was delayed for months. Hollosy told police he, not Brown, punched Adams. 

Chris Brown is out of jail. 

The singer was released around midnight after serving 108 days of his 131-day sentence, TMZ reports

A clearly thrilled Brown posted this tweet some hours follow his release:

Brown had been in custody since mid-March, after he was dismissed from a Malibu facility where he was receiving treatment for anger management, substance abuse and issues related to bipolar disorder. He subsequently admitted a probation violation over an altercation last year outside a Washington, D.C. hotel.

Chris Brown Admits Probation Violation, Handed More Jail Time

Superior Court Judge James R. Brandlin had initially sentenced Brown to serve a year in county jail, but gave him credit for nearly eight months of time served in jail and rehab. 

Brown was first placed on probation in 2009 after assaulting his then-girlfriend Rihanna before the Grammy Awards. He’s also facing a misdemeanour assault charge for the incident in D.C., the trial for which is expected to begin in the next few months.

While behind bars, Brown reportedly collaborated on music with R&B singer James DeBarge, who was located in the cell next to him.