At a pre-trial hearing in the Chris Brown case today, Rihanna’s lawyer Donald Etra was informed by the Los Angeles District Attorney that his client will be subpoenaed and called to the stand on June 22nd, potentially bringing the “Umbrella” singer face to face with her alleged assailant in court, TMZ reports. Etra added that, as Rock Daily reported, Rihanna will cooperate with the DA’s request and take the stand at the preliminary hearing. Chris Brown was not in court today when the District Attorney announced the plans to call in Rihanna.
Also in court today, the judge rejected a request by Brown’s lawyer Mark Geragos to turn over police records regarding the leaked photos of Rihanna’s “horrific” injuries following her alleged February 8th altercation with Brown. Brown was charged with two felonies, assault and making criminal threats, and pleaded not guilty to both counts. As Rock Daily previously reported, Geragos claimed the leaked photos tarnished Brown’s reputation and possibly prevented the singer from getting a non-biased jury pool for his prospective trial.
Yesterday, Rock Daily reported that Brown broke his lengthy silence in a homemade video featuring Bow Wow. In the clip, Brown faces the camera and says, “I ain’t a monster.”
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