Rihanna and Chris Brown are back in court — under slightly less aggressive circumstances.
Nearly two years after Brown beat then-girlfriend Rihanna bloody and sent her to the emergency room, he is seeking to have her restraining order against him lifted, Radar Online reports.
His attorney, Mark Geragos, said that the restraining order, “makes it difficult at award shows and such,” (both are nominated for multiple Grammys) and pointed out that Brown hadcompleted the required 52 weeks of domestic violence counseling, as well as 582 of his required 1400 hours community service, which he began by cleaning a horse stable.
It’s been a long road back for both stars since the beating. After briefly reuniting — which Rihanna later confessed was embarrassing, as he had been violent on multiple occasions — she came out with an album filled with emotional songs about the incident, and spoke to GQ about the beating in December of 2009, saying she had finally let go.
For a time, she dated LA Dodgers star Matt Kemp, though the relationship ended this winter.
Brown has had a harder time getting back in the public’s good graces; his emotional, tear-filled breakdown during a Michael Jackson tribute performance drew criticism, while more recently, he got into a Twitter fight in which he used homophobic epithets.
For more on the case in court, click over to Radar Online.