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Chris Brown's New Mystery Court Hearing

3/12/2009 5:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Chris Brown, RihannaChris Brown's lawyer, Mark Geragos, has requested an unscheduled hearing even before Brown's arraignment in the alleged beating of Rihanna -- and it has to do with Rihanna testifying in the case -- or not testifying!

We've learned the case has been officially moved to L.A. County Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg. She's the judge who signed the search warrant in the case.

The hearing is set for March 23. It will take place in Judge Schnegg's chambers. Prosecutors will join Geragos but Chris Brown will not be present.

Geragos is the one who requested the meeting. We know it involves Rihanna's possible testimony in the case. Will Geragos ask the judge to block prosecutors from calling Rihanna or limiting her testimony? We don't know for sure.

We do know the meeting has nothing to do with a plea bargain.

The arraignment is still set for April 6.

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76.

Tazz 4172    

I think that we should take domestic violence more seriously because what about the women who aren't superstars who get abused everyday. Maybe all of the celebrities including rihanna should be more active . oprah get some regular folks on your show or visit a domestic violence shelter and talk with the women and children who don't get the media hype. I witness this on a daily basis because of the type of work i do. get involved people not just for celebrities.

1988 days ago
77.

jtr03c    

Please notify the judge, Judge Patricia Schnegg, presiding over the Chris Brown domestic violenceassault charges for victim Robyn "Rihanna" Fenty. There is a pre-trial hearing on March 23 (TMZ.com). Most likely Brown's attorney, Mark Geragos, will be getting paid major money to get Brown free and clear. DON'T LET THIS UNFAIR JUSTICE AND DRISCRIMMINATION AGAINST POOR vs. RICH/FAMOUS PEOPLE TAKE OVER AND CONTINUE TO FAIL OUR JUSTICE SYSTEM!
HERE IS JUDGE PATRICIA SCHNEGG's MOST RECENT CONTACT INFORMATION:

Judge Patricia Schnegg

Central District
Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center, Dept. 123
210 West Temple St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

(213) 974-5761

Sample Letter:

Dear Judge Patricia Schnegg,

Violence and aggression towards women is a pervasive social problem that does not spare any socioeconomic, racial or other social class. High profile court cases are highly scrutinized by the public and future generations through discussions of precedent. Society expects fairness and just treatment of all its citizens regardless of fame and financial status, especially in malicious and traumatic crimes.

The alleged attack by mega pop-star Chris Brown on mega pop-star "Rihanna" Fenty is a prime example of public attention to law and its just application. Society is watching and learning from how this case will proceed, especially the next generation of young, impressionable boys and girls who are the future of our nation.

Does our society embrace violence against women? Do we minimize its seriousness by handing out slaps on the wrist or do we take it serious? Do aggressive men have to live shamelessly and without fear as they continue to engage and promote the cycle of "Battered Woman Syndrome"?

Please, your honor, take this case seriously and apply correct judgement to ensure that a maximum penalty will be sought and an easy escape out will not continue for perpetrators who relentlessly prey on loved ones.

Sincerely,

Sources:

TMZ.com

http:/www.lasuperiorcourt.org/judicialOfficers/result.aspx?location=CCB

http:/www.lasuperiorcourt.org/locations/Location.aspx?loc=CCB


1988 days ago
78.

mc    

WELL I THINK THAT EVERYTHING THAT'S HAPPENING IS STUPID I THINK THAT EVERTYHING SURRONDING THIS CASEIS JUST PLAIN STUPID THAT INCLUDES THE MEDIA THE TV HOST AND EVERYONE ELSE. SPECIALLY ALL THE TV HOST EX. OPRAH, TYRA BANKS, DR. PHIL ETC. NOW THAT THIS HAPPEN IS WHEN THEY WANT TO DO THIER "DOMESTIC VIOLENCE" SHOWS I JUST THINK THAT THIS COPULE IS NOT THE FIRST ONE AND THAT TO GO THRU SOMETHINGLIKE THAT. THIS IS AN EVERYDAY THING. I THINK THAT THE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHOWS WERE NEED IT BEFORE THIS ACCIDENT. PROBABLY THAT WOULD OF PREVENTED A SITUATION LIKE THAT. WHY CAN WE JUST LEAVE CHRIS BROWN ALONE. CAUSE IF PEOPLE TALK ABOUT BANNIG CHRIS BROWN FOR NOT BEING A ROLE MODEL THEN THEY SHOULD LOOK AROUND AND SEE ALL THE SO CALL CELEBRITIES EX. MILEY 15 YRS AND DATING AN OLDER GUY THAT NOT JUST GOOD FOR THE YOUNG GIRLS TO SEE. WELL JUST KEEP IN MIND THAT CHRIS IS HUMAN, AND HUMANS DO MISTAKES.

1988 days ago
79.

Cici    

IMO, Chris Brown will never be mature, responsible, intelligent or refined enough to benefit from anything but jail.

1988 days ago
80.

Amazing    

Chris is just a teenager. He is far too young to get married. Who in their right mind thinks he will act like a mature married man. Not for long. This girl is asking for trouble.

1988 days ago
81.

Amazing    

Today I watched Tyra Banks and Oprah with the sound turned off and the captions on as they talked about Chris and Rihanna. It is amazing that Oprah has earned $2.7 Billion in her career. It was all just NOTHINGNESS. And Tyra can't help turning every thought into something about Tyra. Her expressions and her eyes and her self-involvement are all about her. At least Oprah pretends that she is fascinated by other people's problems. She has way more money than she could ever spend and ought to give more help to the needy.

1988 days ago
82.

hate her    

I am so sick and tired of having to repeat myself, but why aren't domestic violence groups standing up for Chris just as strongly as they are standking up for Rihanna. By now everyone knows that she slapped him first, just like she has reportedly been doing since they started dating. I think that her affadavit was almost 100% fabricated and she said all of that just becuse she was mad at him. He was driving, so how could he bite her and choke her and put her in the headlock. I think that this pre-trial hearing is about the foolishness of the affadavit, the fact that she sat on his keys after he allegedly punched her repeatedly, and the fact that if he did all of the things that she said, she would have been admitted into the hospitat. The truth is that she was fighting him while driving, he pushed her off and maybe hit her once in self-defense and she hit her own head on the window when he pushed her off. End of story.

1988 days ago
83.

Obama Hussein Barak is the Anti-Christ    

I didn't read all of the comments so this may have come up, but didn't they just record a duet together (over the last week)? Genius, sadly it will sell; shamefully, even I would buy it (if it sounded good which I assume it would).

1988 days ago
84.

Alicia    

I said it once ad I'll say it again--if it was a white man who had beaten Rhianna no jail would be good enough--Al Sharpton would be pounding the streets and hogging the airwaves--but if a black man hits her it is her fault and he is being picked on. Boo hoo poor millionaire girl friend beater. You know, I will probably fall over in shock the day I see Black America actually stand behind a sister when a high proifle black man abuses her. At least white folks know violence is evil...A

1988 days ago
85.

LATRINA FOSTER    

HOLD UP TMZ DID YALL HERE CHRIS AND RHIHANNA ARE INDEED MARRIED THEY GONE TELL THE WORLD IT'S TRUE AT THERE BOOK SIGNING AND THE GIRL IS HAVING HIS BABY THAT'S THEE BUZZ ON THEE ISLAND MAN WRITE YOU SOON

1988 days ago
86.

starwatch    

Msn, screw Chris Brown and stupid a Rhianna! She better listen to Oprah and grt a move on!

1988 days ago
87.

charles    

i didnt know that they were married. but if they are in fact married, then they should get a divorce immediately. There is no excuse for a man to beat a woman, None. and rihanna can definately do better.

1988 days ago
88.

Malebogo    

What happened does not mean that Rihanna is a coward. It happens everytime that people fight even married and does not mean that they don't love each other. What he did was wrong, yes but? and no one is perfect even celebrities we all learn from our mistakes.

We should not critisise them and forgetting that they are human beings after all and we are all born with mistakes. He apologised and has gone to seek for counselling from his pastor , that is a good step cause it shows that he believes in God and knows that he can get help from him.

1988 days ago
89.

J    

This is Rihanna's police statement:

Dec 31, 2008. At a Club In Paris Rihanna told investigators that the first incident occurred in Europe three months ago. It was a verbal dispute, which led to RIHANNA SLAPPING Chris Brown. In self-defense, Chris put her up “against the wall” and told her to calm down.

2008.12.08- In Barbados The second incident occurred when the couple was visiting Rihanna’s family in her native Barbados back in August 2008. She described the incident as a verbal dispute, and added that no one was assaulted.

An onlooker said she slapped Chris several times.

1988 days ago
90.

Jack    

WHO AM I ? YOU KNOW WHAT IM SAYING YOU KNOW WHAT IM SAYING YOU KNOW WHAT IM SAYING YOU KNOW WHAT IM SAYING ???? WHY ITS MR. BROWN HINT SPEND SOME OF THAT MONEY ON SPEACH, A SONG A BOOK RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LIKE THATS GOING TO FIX ANYTHING. WHERE IS ALL THE HELP MR BROWN WAS GOING TO GET???? HE ACTS LIKE A 10 YEAR OLD, AND SHE NEEDS JUST AS MUCH HELP TO GET AWAY FROM HIM, YOU KNOW WHAT IM SAYING???? LOFL !!!!!!!!!!

1988 days ago
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