Rihanna is seeking the return of the nearly $1.4 million in jewelry she was wearing on February 7th, the night of her alleged physical encounter with then-boyfriend Chris Brown. According to E!, the Los Angeles Police Department took a pair of earrings and three rings as evidence, and now the four companies that loaned the "Umbrella" singer the jewelry for Grammy weekend want the pricey pieces back. E! reports that the bloodstained Gucci dress the singer was wearing was also taken into evidence.
Rihanna's request for the returned jewelry will be on the docket in court on Wednesday, April 29th, when the trial against Chris Brown has its next preliminary hearing (Brown will not attend). Brown was charged with felony assault and making criminal threats following the altercation, which occurred after Clive Davis' annual Grammy pre-party, the night before the music industry's biggest event. At his arraignment earlier this month, Brown pleaded "not guilty" to both charges. If convicted, he faces up to nine years in prison. Brown's lawyers, including famed attorney Mark Geragos, are reportedly working with Los Angeles district attorneys to hammer out a plea agreement before the case actually goes to trial.
Rihanna's lawyer Donald Etra, told the BBC, "Apparently, initially, the police felt that it would be needed as evidence. Now the belief is that photographs would be more than sufficient." Etra has said his client "wants this to be over quickly."
Update: As of Wednesday, April 29th, an agreement was reached and Rihanna will be able to reclaim the jewelry, Billboard reports.
• Chris Brown Pleads Not Guilty To Two Felony Counts At Arraignment
• Chris Brown Charged With Two Felonies In Rihanna Assault Case, Faces Up to Nine Years In Prison
• Rihanna and Chris Brown's Grammy Weekend: Photos
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