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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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46.

GGG    

BROWN SHOULD DO TIME. NO MAN SHOULD GET AWAY WITH BEATING A GIRL TO A PULP. HE IS A PUNK ASS LOSER!!! ABUSE IS NOT EXCUSABLE!!!! ABUSE IS NOT NEGOCIABLE!!!!! ABUESE IS A CRIME. A CRIME INEXCUSABLE BY MONEY OR FAME. THIS DOUCH BAG NEEDS TO FACE THE SYSTEM, NOT BUY HIS WAY OUT. ALL WOMEN OF ABUSE NEED TO MAKE THEIR VOICES HERD. NOT HIDE IN SOME FAR AWAY PLACE. I SURELY HOPE THE JUDGE DOES NOT LET THIS PUNK OFF WITH A HAND SLAP. THIS PUNK NEEDS SOME SERIOUS TIME, TIME BEHIND BARS TO THINK ABOUT HOW HE WENT OFF THE HANDLE AND PUNCHED UP RIRI TO A BLOODY MESS. I HOPE I NEVER CROSS PATHS WTIH THIS LOOSER WOMAN BEATER!!!!!

2030 days ago
47.

Noodles    

Ohh my GOD! chris made a mistake, let ME ASK ALL YOU HATERS A QUIESTION, if you fu*kin hate him and ARE DISQUSTED THEM WHY ARE YOU CLIKCING ON HIS STORY, so you can make yourself feel good? Just goo get a life and GO AND COMMENT ON RIHANNAS STORIES, and tell her to buy a brush and a mirror.

2030 days ago
48.

realtalker    

In court, even a guilty person will plead not guilty. Why make it easy on the State? Of course, Chris will plead not guilty. That's totally excpected. But if a plea deal is struck then the felonies will probably be downgraded to misdemeanors and he would plead guilty to those. Both Chris and Rihanna are total losers. They actually deserve each other.

2030 days ago
49.

gossip fan    

You'd think that if he grew up seeing someone hit his mother that he'd want to never be like that guy. If he pleads no contest that's the same as admitting to the crime. A few months in jail might make him think about hitting a woman but I doubt it. When somone in the future is dead then everyone will say they saw it coming from when he beat Rhianna. If she goes back with him she's a dumb fool and I won't feel sorry for her a second time. Hopefully he'll get help and never do this to another woman again and she'll never stay with a beater. He doesn't deserve a second chance without consequences of the first time or he'll never learn. Just because he has no priors doesn't mean he hasn't commited the same crime, he's just never been turned in.

2030 days ago
50.

NaNa    

I don't know why this a-hole hasn't been to jail, this is a serious case, if other artists are manly enough to go to jail-in my opinion- not as serious as this why hasn't he gone to jail...he should've been in jail right away or just because he is an artist it's ok for him to be out there, which now at days money buys you everything...there's a crazy guy on the lose and I hope that when someone decides to send him to jail, before things might escalade and then it who will be there to blame!!! I also blame her for not being the strong girl everybody thought she was, yes it might be hard to testify on the person you love but she has to think, is it him or her life???!!!

2030 days ago
51.

toofastforyou!    

YOU NEVER HIT A WOMAN....NEVER!!! UNLESS SHE PISSES YOU OFF..........

2030 days ago
52.

nieka    

we dont know what happen..so how can we say he gonna kill her.people are going over the top with this and need to sit down and think for a minute..how would you like if someone was doing this to you or your family member neither one wants to talk because of the legal issues.chris stated twice he wants to let his fans know what is going on but cant until legal matters are resolved..he wants to give his side but cant and it is a shame that people are so quick to judge..i bet if this was your brother or son you would hear both sides before you cast your stone..if he did do what was said in her report than he is dead wrong.but if he didnt let the man live and better himself.

2030 days ago
53.

Rindy    

I TOLD YA SO. The felony charges are not going to stick so they got to make a deal with Chris Brown. Rihanna is no victim in this and Chris isn't either. THE LAW IS THE LAW AND IF WE EDUCATE OURSELVES WE WOULD KNOW THAT THE FELONY CHARGE WOULDN'T STICK ANYWAY. THEY SHOULD SHARE THE PUNISHMENT OF ASSAULTING EACH OTHER. THEY BOTH ARE 100% WRONG AND BEHAVED BADLY TOWARD EACH OTHER. NO ONE IS SAYING THAT, BUT TRYING TO MAKE RIHANNA OUT TO BE THE VICTIM OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND A BATTERED WOMEN. WAKE UP PEOPLE RIHANNA AND CHRIS PLAYED YOU. IM JUST LAUGHING AT YOU ALL MAKE A FOOL OF YOURSELVES TAKING SIDES OVER CHRIS AND RIHANNA.

2030 days ago
54.

Karen    

I don't think this CHILD should spend one day in jail for getting into a fight with his equally immature "girlfriend".

I believe she spazzed out on him for some reason--jealousy more than likely--and started beating him up.

If the fight occurred somewhere other than a tiny, 2-seater car things would've been different, but he had to control the situation somehow. Their very lives depended on it.

I don't think he's a woman beater or that he put a put a complete smackdown on her. She sustained injuries to that massive forehead when HE TRIED TO END THE ASSAULT BY PUTTING HER OUT OF THE CAR. She likely bit the inside of her mouth b/c HER LIP WAS NOT BUSTED. Her injuries were likely sustained by him trying to put an end to the situation. The busted lip could've easily been the result of her flailing around and/or him physicially trying to get a handle on her.

Riddle me this: What frightened beating victim TAKES HER ASSAILANTS CAR KEYS, giving herself no way out of a beatdown? You'd think she would've gotten out of the car and called someone to pick her up if things happened the way she said.

2030 days ago
55.

Nina18    

Do people still believe she's a victim?She's not a victim at all,not even act like one.If she was a real victim,the first thing she wound do was press charges against him and then testify in court,to put him in jail.She isn't idiot,if she testifies,she will have to tell the truth,the whole truth,what really happened that night.And if she lies,she can be arrested.Nobody knows what really happened there,only them,and the police report isn't trustful.She's running away from the case,because she lied to the police.She will commit perjury in court,so she decided to go back to her country and be "as far away from this case as possible".Again,if she testifies,she will be in big trouble,and she knows that.Why can't people see the reality?Both are guilty,not only Chris.
I'm not deffending him,i'm just giving my opinion.

2030 days ago
56.

Chief Gary    

This going to be a Media Zoo at the Courthouse

2030 days ago
57.

rick    

Good for you Rhi keep it real and remember we dont snitch.
Chris forget the deal if Rhi doesnt testify which she better not do, then they cant touch you.

2030 days ago
58.

Lori    

He should go straight to jail.. Do not pass go... I am sure that he will does.will has a lot of skank girls hanging on hin after this thinking.,I am different, he will not do this to me. The women of America need to WAKE UP. These loasers should go to JAIL

2030 days ago
59.

Fred    

How can he not get some time in jail. Paris Hilton got 23 days for a non-violent crime, he needs to do 2 or three months and then a lot of community service. Michelle Rodriguez got 6 months for a parole violation, again a non violent crime. She did 18 days because ladies only do 10 percent of the original sentence.

He needs to see his future first hand if he does not get some help with his anger and self control. I think 90 days would be just about right.

2030 days ago
60.

sparkys nemesis    

Hate to be judgmental but something similar (though not as severe) once happened to me courtesy of a former Met (pitcher or catcher)...decades ago. So, I think jail time would be suitable to send a message to any young punk, talented or not, when it comes to roughing up women.

2030 days ago
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