An update on domestic disturbia R&B stars Chris Brown and Rihanna. Nineteen-year-old Brown, accused of the brutal beating of popstar girlfriend Rihanna in February, has pleaded for delays all the way to the California Supreme Court, which is normally reserved for more pressing constitutional matters. The justices reject his appeal and he now must face Rihanna in court on Monday, Radaronline reports.
The California Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected an appeal by Chris Brown’s attorney Mark Geragos to postpone what could be an explosive preliminary hearing set for next Monday for the R&B singer, who’s charged with threatening and beating his then-girlfriend Rihanna. That sets the stage for the dramatic reunion of the two former lovers as both are expected to appear in court Monday.
Geragos appealed to California’s highest court after a lower court judge denied his motion to access the confidential personnel records of 25 Los Angeles Police Department employees. Gergaos was seeking the records prior to the preliminary hearing, hoping to find out who leaked a shocking photo of a badly-bruised Rihanna taken after she was assaulted, allegedly by Brown.
At Monday's preliminary hearing, the judge will decide if there is enough evidence to proceed to a jury trial.
Brown has pleaded not guilty to felony assault and making criminal threats in relation to his alleged attack on Rihanna, where he allegedly "shoved [Rihanna's] head against the passenger window" and "punched her in the face with his right hand while steering with his left hand. Brown faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.
Chris Brown Will Face Rihanna Monday [Radar]
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