Singer Chris Brown released from Los Angeles jail

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Posted: Jun 02, 2014 9:40 AM

(Reuters) - Grammy-winning R&B singer Chris Brown was released on Monday from a Los Angeles jail where he was serving a one-year sentence for violating probation from his 2009 assault of pop singer Rihanna.

Brown was released from Men's Central Jail at 12:01 a.m., said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Tony Moore.

"He's an adult so he was released on his own," Moore said.

No further details were available, Moore said.

Brown, 25, has been locked up since March 14, earned credited jail time in the probation violation case to shorten his time behind bars.

In a separate case, he admitted to wrongdoing in a Washington, D.C., misdemeanor assault case in which he was accused of punching a man who jumped into a photo being taken of the singer and two fans.

Brown must also undergo therapy and random drug testing as part of his sentence from Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James Brandlin, who said he took into account an undiagnozed mental illness and the singer's young age when he assaulted Rihanna on the eve of the 2009 Grammy Awards.

Brown, who still must complete community service, made his mark in the music world as a teenager and, despite several brushes with the law, has been able to bounce back professionally after beating up his world-famous girlfriend.

(Reporting by Barbara Goldberg; Editing by Doina Chiacu)