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Chris Brown -- Let's Make a Deal

4/6/2009 7:39 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Chris BrownChris Brown's lawyer and the prosecutor in the Rihanna case have been engaged in "serious" plea bargain negotiations and according to one source, a "deal is close."

We know Brown will plead not guilty today, however the plea may just be a formality.

Sources say Rihanna has made it clear she does not want to testify in the case and wants Brown to cop a plea. We're told one of the reasons she's in Barbados right now is because "she wants to be as far away from this case as possible."

As we first reported, Brown was inclined to plead either guilty or no contest to a misdemeanor, provided he got no jail time -- but since we broke that story, the D.A. and Mark Geragos, Brown's lawyer, have gotten down to the nitty gritty.

We do not know if Brown changed his view and would accept jail time to avoid a trial. Brown will be in court today for the arraignment.

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151.

Mercutio    

Yeah, i don't think the kid should do jail time, and i'm speaking from the prospective of a kid that's not only around the kid's age, but one who also studies criminal and street law. all of you people that are blowing this kid out of the ass need to understand that there's two sides to every story. firstly if he pleaded not guilty, that means that he couldn't have just up and busted the girl in the mouth. something had to go down before hand. now, what exactly happened, no one knows, and no one will know until trial April 29th when he has to prove his case. No one in their right mind would sit there and plea not guilty knowing it was all of their fault; especially a kid who has no record, and no prior confrontations with the law. Come on now people, Chris Brown? Really? Lets be real, does this kids look or ever look like he walks around and randomly hits females in the face? I know it's not professional at all to base my judgment on the demeanor of a person, but i'm sure every person that knows chris brown personally would agree with me. this is the same kid that threatened to kill his mom's ex for hitting HER so he would go out and hit another female? since when does that make any sense? the point i'm trying to make here, is that physical evidence only speaks for the person taking the hit, it doesn't explain why they took it. just because she got bangged up, doesn't mean chris didn't take a hit or two as well. the point i'm trying to make here, is that looking at the situation from a birds eye; you know, looking at everything; you get the following; chris brown allegedly pops rihanna, he turns himself in not even a day later, he goes to court for his hearing, not long after he's livin life in miami, he pleads not guilty, rihanna wants nothing to do with the case, she also doesn;t want chris brown to be punished to the greatests extent. hm. she doesn't want chris brown, being punished to the highest degree, for hitting her. obviously that doesn't ring bells to you people; if you randomly got your ass beat in a lambo, would you want your assaulter to get what they've got coming to them? but she doesn't, i don't care what kind of love she was supposedly in, if i got my ass beat randomly i'd want revenge of some sort. RANDOMLY is the keyword here people; that's like bottom line of an abusive situation. that's what sets abuse apart from domestic violence. abuse is a repetitive domestic violence, and strike many levels; physical, emotional, economical, abuse usually occurs when a man OR WOMAN forces dominance. do you honestly think chris brown fits that kind of bill? domestic violence can be, hell, a simple argument that escalades into yelling and screaming at one another.

So this brings me to my last point; it takes two to tango. chris brown is pleading not guilty because he was defending himself. think about it. how many women are quick to throw a punch at a guy who was cheating on them, or they suspected such because quite frankly all women think "we can hit men but they can't hit us back because it hurts more." everyone needs a dose of reality and the law, it's assault and battery to hit or threaten to hit ANYONE who doesn't wish for such. if a woman pushed me, i could say she assaulted me, why? because i didn't want to be pushed. How many people do that? well, you'd be surprised, but back to what i was saying. rihanna got mad at the kid, took flight on him, he hit her ass back, there, case closed, leave him alone.

1925 days ago
152.

PHYLPHYL    

Mercutio
#211 comment: I AM A MOTHER OF 2 GROWN SONS AND I TOTALLY AGREE WITH WHAT YOU HAVE WRITTEN ABOUT CHRIS AND MS RIHANNA. I HAVE BEEN ON CHRIS'S SIDE FROM DAY ONE. SOME PEOPLE ARE SURPRISED AND JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY I FEEL THIS WAY ABOUT CHRIS'S DEFENSE. CHRIS REMINDS ME OF MY OWN SONS. HE DOESN'T LOOK LIKE A GUY WHO WOULD BEAT ON FEMALES. HE DIFINITELY WAS PROVOKED BY RIHANNA. I AM GLAD HE PLEADED NOT GUILTY, BECAUSE NOW WE WILL KNOW WHAT SHE DID TO HIM TO TAKE THE SITUATION TO ESCALATE TO THIS. AS I HAVE STATED BEFORE, RIHANNA WAS PROBABLY CHRIS'S 1ST SEXUAL RELATIONSHIP AND SHE THOUGHT SHE COULD KEEP HIM FOR HERSELF. THAT'S CONTROLL. CONTROLL IS ABUSE. CHRIS IS 19 YRS OLD AND EVOLVING THE WAY 19 YEAR OLDS DO, MALE OR FEMALE. I SAY THIS BECAUSE WHEN MY SONS WERE 19, THEY STARTED ON THEIR JOURNEY TO LIFE.

RIHANNA PROBABLY HIT CHRIS WHERE IT HURTS THE MOST AND HE REACTED FROM THE PAIN.

SOME OF YOU GUYS OUT THERE CALLING CHRIS EVERYTHING BUT HIS NAME, SHOULD PUT YOURSELF IN HIS PLACE!!!. THINK!!!!. MAKE MATURE STATEMENTS, NOT IGNORANT COMMENTS BY CALLING CHRIS UGLY NAMES!!!.

TO YOU YOUNG LADIES OUT THERE, KEEP YOUR HANDS TO YOUR SELF AND STOP PUSHING GUYS TO A LEVEL AND THEN THREATEN THEM WITH THE POLICE. THIS IS JUST WHAT THE POLICE WANT, YOUNG BLACK MALES IN JAIL!!!!!

EVERYONE MAKING NEGATIVE COMMENTS. STOP AND LOOK AT YOURSELF AND YOUR OWN FAMILY. BROTHER TO BROTHER, BROTHER TO SISTER, SISTER TO BROTHER, SISTER TO SISTER, HUSBAND TO WIFE, , PARENTS TO SONS & DAUGHTERS.

RIHANNA STARTED THIS MESS AND NOW SHE'S RUNNING AND SCREWING WITH CHRIS'S CAREER. CHRIS THERE ARE BETTER YOUNG LADIES OUT THERE WHO WILL WANT YOU FOR YOU AND NOT YOUR FAME. THERE IS PLENTY OF TIME. ANYONE 19 IS TOO****************TOO YOUNG FOR THIS TYPE OF COMMTMENT AND CONFUSION FROM A VERY CONFUSED RIHANNA.



1923 days ago
153.

PHYLPHYL    

# 100-OSCAR, YOU ARE RACIEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT HAS SLAVERY GOT TO DO WITH THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU ARE OBVIOUSLY IGNORANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!GET AN EDUCATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1923 days ago
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