Although the court slapped Chris Brown
with among the least restrictive of protective orders, Rihanna
does have the means to gather evidence against him if he causes trouble.
She may tape record conversations with the R&B singer.
Brown, 19, who was charged
Thursday with two felonies in the alleged beating of girlfriend Rihanna, 21, is barred from exhibiting a host of bad behaviors toward Rihanna, with whom he has reconciled
According to the protective order, signed by the Superior Court commissioner on Thursday and served on Brown in court, he may not "harass, strike, threaten, assault (sexually or otherwise), follow, stalk, molest, destroy or damage personal or real property" of Rihanna's.
He also may not "disturb the peace, keep under surveillance or block movements" of her, and must get rid of any guns he may have by surrendering them to police or selling them to a licensed dealer within 24 hours. And he cannot "dissuade or prevent" anybody from attending a hearing or making a report to police.
Under the order, however, he is allowed to contact Rihanna in person or by telephone, and there are no limitations to how physically close he may be to her.
The only restriction checked on the form is the box reading: "The protected persons may record any prohibited communications made by the restrained person."
The order expires in March 2012.