Chris Brown

A restraining order against Chris Brown was replaced with a new, less strict order on Tuesday, allowing the 21-year-old singer to come in contact with former girlfriend Rihanna, according to TMZ.com.

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A Los Angeles court judge lessened the restraining order to a level one, which allows Brown and Rihanna, 23, to have contact as long as he doesn't harass, annoy or molest her.

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Brown received five years' probation last year for the February 2009 felony assault of the Grammy-winning artist. Rihanna was not in court, but a lawyer representing her said she did not contest the new order.