Jan. 31, 2011 at 11:10 AM ET
Chris Brown has completed the 52-week, court-mandated domestic violence counseling in connection with the 2009 assault against Rihanna, and on Friday, he asked a judge to lift the restraining order that still remains in place.
Brown's attorney Mark Geragos told judge Patirica Schnegg that the order, which stipulates that Brown not have any contact with Rihanna for five years, "makes it difficult at award shows and such," Radar reported.
The judge did not grant the request, but told Geragos he could modify the order with the cooperation of Rihanna's attorney, David Etra. Etra said he'd have to speak with Rihanna before making any modifications.