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Rihanna Wants Right to Remain Silent ... in Court

3/14/2009 2:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

RihannaSources connected with Chris Brown and Rihanna tell TMZ Brown's lawyer, Mark Geragos, wants the judge to give Rihanna a pass from testifying because of leaks in the case.

We're told Geragos and Rihanna's lawyer, Donald Etra, believe Rihanna was compromised when her name surfaced as the alleged victim in the beating. They claim this and other leaks violate her privacy rights and therefore she should not have to further put herself out to the public by testifying against Brown in the case.

It's further proof Rihanna and Brown are back together and in lockstep.

Geragos asked to meet with the judge in chambers, along with the prosecutors, on March 23 to discuss letting Rihanna off the hook. Brown's arraignment is set for April 6.

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GGG    

WHAT A PUNCH IN THE FACE TO WOMEN OF ABUSE. THANKS RIHANNA FOR BEING SUCH A LOOSER ROLE MODEL. I HOPE COVERGIRL DROPS YOUR ASS. THEY DON'T NEED AN ABUSE LOVER ON THEIR COVER!

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GGG    

WHAT A PUNCH IN THE FACE TO WOMEN OF ABUSE. THANKS RIHANNA FOR BEING SUCH A LOOSER ROLE MODEL. I HOPE COVERGIRL DROPS YOUR ASS. THEY DON'T NEED AN ABUSE LOVER ON THEIR COVER!

1862 days ago
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AcuseMe    

Never been a fan of the 5th. There should only be two options, man up to your crime or lie. That's how you convict someone, catch them in a lie or they confess. Yeh, I know Riri isn't the defendant, but in a court of law, the whole truth should be presented and no question left unanswered!

1862 days ago
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Divashels    

she is a twit !!!! her music sucks and so does she ...chris browns will she sucks it but good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1862 days ago
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Layla    

Hey, DamnFunny.....

Your Mama and I thought that was hilarious...we read it as I was bangin her doggie style.

1862 days ago
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Linda Mott    

This is why people are fed up with the legal system. How about some good old fashioned justice!
There is an old fable. A man dies ,goes to Heaven and is met by St. Peter. He invites him in the gate and gives him a cheese sandwich. The next day a parade goes by with a lawyer on a gold throne ending with a fine banquet .
"Why, he asked St. Peter, does he get the big parade and party and I got a cheese sandwich?
"He is the first lawyer that ever made it to Heaven ." was the reply from St. Peter.
I guess that says it all. Harvey Levin will be the only lawyer in Heaven

1862 days ago
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Lauryn    

Hate to say it, but coming from a child of an abuse victim....I hope she gets what she deserves. Any woman who sticks by a man who beats her, is telling the man that its okay to beat her. Like everyone says, he WILL do it again. I just can't believe she's going so far out of her way to allow him to. Damn shame.

1862 days ago
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Divashels    

she is beneth him anyway so she should say she is sorry to him and be done with it!!!!!!!!!!!!

1862 days ago
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Michael Madsen    

You can read?

1862 days ago
25.

Bear    

what a dumb ass ho. done with em!

1862 days ago
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sarahl248    

She is an idiot, she started the fight, she even hit him first. She is just trying to cover her tracks. She is a stupid bit**.

1862 days ago
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noyankhere    

the judge does NOT NEED HER TESTIMONY.. in most of these cases the victim RARELY TESTIFIES AGAINST THEIR ABUSER.. so the judge should base it on the original statements and the pictures of the incident... plus what brown said to her assistant ... the lawyers are such slimballs and this girl is completely under browns control... he will beat her again.. but right now he is doing everyting to stay out of jail..

1862 days ago
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Layla    

I can read, sing, dance and slap you in the face with my wanker.

1862 days ago
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Lola    

I don't think that her personal life is her personal life when it's being carried out in the middle of public to the point that a complete stranger calls 911. You can make all the excuses in the world for this young girl to be just that young and stupid. But at the end of the day she is an abuse victim and someone out there is supporting this relationship - someone with whom they both respect. They are two consenting adults. She knows what she's getting into. She could die. This baby-faced coward (Chris Brown) beat a girl and almost killed her. Basically I don't know why he isn't facing attempted murder charges. These kids are just plain stupid. Just goes to show that no matter how pretty you are or how much money you make you can still be an idiot.

1862 days ago
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REHAB... I WONDER!    

I can understand not fully but i can understand when a women gose back to there abuser b/c of finacial probs and kids, but for a star like her that can have any one makes her own money having such a great career would really consider going back to this boy b/c he is not a man is totaly ridiculous!!!!!! No one plans or tries to be a role model but once your in the public eye you have no choice, she really sending a great message! if a guy bashes your head in an use you as a punching bag, its ok to forgive an go back b/c he really loves you ! Its ok when you start off your career as a role model b/c you wanted people to know you an buy your records until you become rich an famous then you don't want nothing to do with the public or consider your self a role model . I understand they are human an will make mistakes but stand by your mistake learn an move on. STARS ARE NOT ABOVE THE LAW!!!! who am i kiddin they get away with murder ! (wink)

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