By Mike Bruno
Updated February 25, 2009 at 05:15 PM EST

Chris Brown attended his first anger management class on Monday in Glendale, Calif., according to the New York Daily News. The newspaper cites a source that said spin doctor Michael Sitrick recommended the class to the R&B singer, who faces criminal charges for the alleged assault of his girlfriend, Rihanna. “Chris doesn’t actually have to go by law,” the source is quoted as saying, “but he believes it will make him look better to the public, and he wants to try to get in a few classes before March 5,” his court date. A source is also quoted as saying Rihanna will be in Los Angeles to testify in court.

Brown has already had endorsement deals suspended, including commercials for Wrigley’s gum and the Milk Mustache campaign, and his songs have been temporarily taken off the air at a handful of radio stations.