Chris Brown in court May 1 - Photo: REUTERS/PAUL BUCK/POOL

Chris Brown in court May 1 – Photo: REUTERS/PAUL BUCK/POOL

A Los Angeles judge just hit Chris Brown with a lengthy jail sentence after the singer admitted he violated probation.

After acknowledging his involvement in an alleged Washington D.C. assault, Superior Court Judge James R. Brandlin sentenced Brown to 365 days in jail, but gave the singer credit for the 234 days he has already spent in rehab and jail.

Brown’s sentence stems from the 2009 assault of his then-girlfriend Rihanna. He is still facing misdemeanor assault charges after a man accused Brown and his bodyguard of beating him up outside a Washington D.C. hotel.

Given Los Angeles County’s overcrowded jail system it is unclear how much of the 131 day sentence Brown will actually serve, but it’s clear that his legal woes have negatively impacted his career. Brown’s much-anticipated “comeback” album X has been pushed back several times amid his legal troubles and it’s not clear when it will be released.

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