Brown’s Restraining Order Officially Lifted

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February 22, 2011 | 9:25pm EST

A restraining order forbidding R&B star Chris Brown to be in the same room as his ex-girlfriend Rihanna has been lifted in Los Angeles.
Rihanna’s lawyers recently agreed to reduce the restraining order hanging over the Kiss Kiss singer after his lawyer complained it restricted his career – and the ruling was made official on Tuesday.

Brown was found guilty of assaulting the Umbrella singer after a pre-Grammy Awards party in 2009 and as part of his punishment he was ordered to stay away from her at all times, including music events.

Now, two years later, the restraining order has been lifted, allowing Brown contact with his ex – as long as he doesn’t annoy or harass her.

Brown was in court on Tuesday for the hearing. Rihanna skipped it, but her attorney Donald Etra made it clear his client had no objections.

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