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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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91.

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.

Oprah did a show on women abusing men a few years ago, it is in fact more common than men abusing women.
The media have only shown one side of this story and left out the details about Rihanna attacking Chris on several occasions.

There is a petition on 'petition online' to highlight this problem titled:

""Rihanna's Abuse Should Not Go Unmentioned""

Please sign the petition.

http://www.petitiononline.com/dvequal/petition.html

1945 days ago
92.

J    

Chris could have had cute girl next door Jordin Sparks but no he had to choose the UGLY Bajan bunny boiler.

1945 days ago
93.

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.

Oprah did a show on women abusing men a few years ago, it is in fact more common than men abusing women.
The media have only shown one side of this story and left out the details about Rihanna attacking Chris on several occasions.

There is a petition on 'petition online' to highlight this problem titled:

""Rihanna's Abuse Should Not Go Unmentioned""

Please sign the petition.

http://www.petitiononline.com/dvequal/petition.html

1945 days ago
94.

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.

Oprah did a show on women abusing men a few years ago, it is in fact more common than men abusing women.
The media have only shown one side of this story and left out the details about Rihanna attacking Chris on several occasions.

There is a petition on 'petition online' to highlight this problem titled:

""Rihanna's Abuse Should Not Go Unmentioned""

Please sign the petition.

http://www.petitiononline.com/dvequal/petition.html

1945 days ago
95.

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.

Oprah did a show on women abusing men a few years ago, it is in fact more common than men abusing women.
The media have only shown one side of this story and left out the details about Rihanna attacking Chris on several occasions.

There is a petition on 'petition online' to highlight this problem titled:

""Rihanna's Abuse Should Not Go Unmentioned""

Please sign the petition.

http://www.petitiononline.com/dvequal/petition.html

1945 days ago
96.

J    

Jay Z the hypocrite slaps a woman on camera

TMZ WHY WAS THIS NOT A BIG STORY OR ARE YOU AFRAID OF JAY Z, PREFER PICKING ON TEENAGE BOYS?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IE93cSgiSm0

1945 days ago
97.

hate her    

Thank God a petition has finally started. Let's take action people because this is just not fair. Let's try to get 1,000 names today. Tell everyone who feels like we do to sign it and I'm going on Chris's web sites to tell them about it. This is a time for us to stand up for all of the men in the world, our brothers, uncles, sons and our grandsons who have been abused and falsely accused because Rihanna's story does not add up. How can Chris bite her and drive at the same time. Also, think about it, if you're driving with your right hand and punching with your left, don't you have to reach over or under your driving arm to punch, so isn't that kind of ackward and it can really make it hard to reach your target. But what convinced me that this is a bunch of bull is when she took the keys out of the ignition after the alleged punches. There is no way in hell that a battered woman would do that, she would be too terrified. That was control if I ever heard of it. A battered woman would never even think about making the first lick. She was angry because he left her sitting there, and she figured that he was going to meet whomever sent the text. I think that she was beating the hell out of him in that car and when he pushed her off she hit her face on the window. At any rate, the media, including what was listed in the petititon along with The Steve Harvey Morning Show, The Tom Joyner Morning Show, Big Boy's radio Show, Frank and Wanda's radio show and Ricky Smiley Show all need to realize that she is the batterer, not Chris.

1945 days ago
98.

The Queen of New York    

I say Chris should pay the price. He has no respect for women, and himself obviously. It's called assault, whether he likes it or not. His rich behind will probably get away with it. As for stupid Rihanna, wake the hell up and set an example for all the young women out there. That getting back together is ridiculous. Ah yes, in your book Ms. Fenty - Love Hurts! Girl, you must have low self esteem. Get over this woman beater, or pick out your future coffin. You both are dissapointments in your choices.

1945 days ago
99.

JLM    

All -around loser story. Their obscene little duet...how crude and disgusting. Funny, you don't see Rihanna out and about....they're doing a Britney on her...behave and you can keep your career.

No point in asking a woman battered into submission to stand up for other females. It's up to the healthy women to stand up for the abused girls and refuse to buy any products or music made by this little punk Chris Brown.

I'm sure the wife-beaters will buy double copies. Ladies, better hope your man doesn't come home with this song. Better have an escape plan ready, and a frying pan! Really, I wonder how many women have suffered already because their "man" admires this little animal CB.

Why don't you highlight the name of his record company? Maybe they should be held accountable. ABUSERS ARE LOSERS!

1945 days ago
100.

Laure H    

Who the hell cares about rhianna and chris brown ? NOBODY. she's a ditz and he is boring. it;s sickening listening about oh poor little rhianna, wah wah wah ,cry me a river , big deal so they had a fight and he hit her thats there business. nobody cares. get over it.Find some news that's interesting not boring like these 2 hasbeens.

1945 days ago
101.

GGG    

Chris and RiRi's camps are really messing things up for them. A so called book deal and traveling about to talk about abuse. Hell, these two don't know how to live without it and yet they think they can travel around teaching people about abuse. NOT. They both need some serious counseling!!! This whacked out duet is a disaster waiting to happen. They both make me sick. Brown needs to be punished for what he did and RiRi really needs to allow Brown to face his felons. If this is all swept under the carpet, their careers are over.

1945 days ago
102.

Fe    

As a mother of a teenage daughter who is a devoted Rihanna fan & was a Chris Brown fan, I am very concerned about Rihanna’s future. She is safe at the moment as Mr.Brown won’t want to cause any hassle for himself or rock the boat before his trial date in April. But after that, I would be very fearful for Rihanna’s safety because he will be free to do what he wishes with her & I would predict that he will blame her for everything,maybe even going back to his childhood. She will have to pay a big price for what she is doing at the moment. I only hope that she doesn’t end up dead because of her passive complicity in this situation. I would urge Rihanna to keep in contact with her family because they are the only people who can help her now.

1945 days ago
103.

atraisia    

o well if she got her ass beat she oughta keep her hands to herself and stay in her place if she bad enough to act like a man then she bad enough to get her ass beat like one i dont show no sympathy for her because if he beat her as so bad a she claim he did then why is her stupid ass back with him i cant stand dumb broads stuff like this happen everday in the hood but soon as it happen with "celebritys" its a national disaster yal need to get a life and saty out of these folks business aint got nothing better to do then to sit around and watch another persons every move

1945 days ago
104.

Pixelz    

Here is the thing, BET did a show yesterday about abusive relationships. Well some of the signs that you are in one was that whole CONTROLL issue. Having to know where you are at, who you are with, your every move, what you are going to wear, who you can and can not talk to... ECT. But then you read all the magiznes where even her own peole have said she is paranoid as to where he is at, who he is with, ect. She was at a photo shoot he left her point of view to go to the bathroom, she freaked started asking WHERE DID HE GO? WHERE IS HE AT? Then she proceded to start calling his cell. Honestly that is very controlling and she sounds like the one who has the issues. And there was a witnessed fight between her and him where she started punching and slaping him, he finally held her against the wall untill SHE calmed down. Maybe the one we should be worried about isnt her, but him. I know allot of you will say Im nuts because of the police photo, BUT the photo only shows a segment of a much bigger story. One that we have only been given half of. She is the one with a past history of violence against others. Him there was no such thing being said. A very passivce person. I know if I am being attacked I am going ot fight back. According ot the rest of the police report Rihanna was ATTACKING Chris as he was driving the car. EVEN though we did not see him with injuries, he did go home and clean up, BUT there is just no way Princess Ri-Ri could have been the aggressor. RIGHT and all those eye witnessed stories of HER beating on Chris have no sway here. Yes there are lagitimate women and young girls out there who are being beaten like an old persian rug every day. But I believe here it is a pissed off woman who didnt get what she wanted and decided to make a monster out of the man in the story. Geez as a woman I've been pissed enough to do something like that myself... not to the point that the police were involved, but my friends and family totally believed my ex was a real bastard tho. I believe the one witing for the hunnymoon to be over is Chris not Rihanna, but unfortunately if there is another eppisode he will be arrested not her. Because girls are always innocent RIGHT? I dont think so I knew some girls in school that could fight just like a guy and give blows that hurt. They even took a few guys out, and not for dinner either!
This is such a sad situation and even more sad is that someone here is in a very controlling relationship... and it aint Rihanna!
Allot of you want this young man to pay for what ever happened in your life and hope they burn him at the steak. I dont because I see a VERY slanted story here and something isnt adding up. Rihanna doesnt want another woman with Chris even now? Come on! If she were the victim everyone wants her to be there is no way on this plannet she would care what he does and she being very wealthy and fameous could just move on. BUT she doesnt want to because some other girl will be with HIM... COME ON!! This doesnt add up!

1945 days ago
105.

LATRINA FOSTER    

TMZ PLEASE TALK WITH THE PROSECUTOR ABOUT RHIANNA SHE MUST THINK SHE GONE LOSE HER GREEN CARD IF SHE TESTIFY AGAINST CHRIS BROWN FOR SOME REASON I THINK SHE BEING THREATEN BY HER RECORD LABLE TO MR OR MRS PROSECUTOR TALK WITH RIHANNA ONE ON ONE SHE NOT ALL THAT SMART SHE NOT BOOK SMART HER SPELLING IS VERY WEAK AND SO IS HER READING SHE HAS THE EDUCATION OF A SECOND GRADER THIS GIRL NEED HELP SHE REALLY THINK SHE GONE LOSE HER GREEN CARD

1945 days ago
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