By Jen Heger – Radar Assistant Managing Editor
Rihanna is ready to go to court to tell the Los Angeles judge handling ex-boyfriend Chris Brown‘s felony assault conviction that the Grammy award winning singer has accepted responsibility and apologized for beating the Barbadian beauty, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.
“Rihanna has spoken to Chris since his progress reporting hearing on Monday afternoon and offered her continued support. Rihanna told Chris she would go to court on November 1 for his court appearance and tell Judge Patricia Schnegg that she shouldn’t set a hearing to decide if he violated terms of his probation because he has accepted responsibility for his actions and has apologized to RiRi on multiple occasions,” a source close to the situation tells RadarOnline.com.
“Rihanna would also tell the judge that Chris isn’t the same person now, as he was on that fateful night when he assaulted her. Rihanna doesn’t care if she is criticized for standing by Chris, she genuinely loves him,” the insider added.
As RadarOnline.com previously reported, Brown, who remains on probation for the 2009 assault of his ex-girlfriend Rihanna, tested positive for marijuana during a test in Virginia recently. (News of the positive test was revealed during a progress report hearing on Monday.)
Despite the finding, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg has decided not to immediately find Brown in violation of his probation, but she has scheduled a November 1 hearing to discuss whether she should do so.
Schnegg also ordered that Brown’s probation requirements be finished in California because of ongoing concerns with discrepancies about how much community labor he has actually completed.
The Virginia probation department also said in the probation report that Brown had violated terms of his travel restrictions.
Rihanna tweeted words of encouragement before the progress report hearing to Chris, and he responded! “’@rihanna: @chrisbrown I’m praying for you and wishing u the best today!’ : thank u so much.”