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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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61.

nieka    

tag the two women you mentioned violated the law the were already under police radar and they didnt go along with their first sentance thus the fact they were put in jail...if chris get probation and does right by his probation than good for him but if he doesnt than jail will be for him..oh please i agree with everything you just said but sadly people dont want to look at it that way

1964 days ago
62.

handymike    

I need my meebo chat site.........wtf tmz..........lets talk about it.......btw.....chris is an arse hole and should rot in hell!

1964 days ago
63.

Stephanie    

HATERS, DON'T ACT LIKE YOU CARE FOR RIHANNA'S WELL BEING

YOU PEOPLE ARE JUST NEGATIVE, THAT'S WHY YOU ARE WISHING BAD THINGS ON A YOUNG BOY
YOU SAY UR DISGUSTING ABOUT WHAT HE DID, WELL WITH ALL YOUR NASTY EVIL COMMENTS
YOUR ALL JUST AS BAD AND ACTUALLY NO BETTER, YOUR HATING FOR THE SAKE OF IT AND THEN USING OH, HE SHOULDN'T HIT A WOMAN, OVER AND OVER

WHAT HAS HAPPEN, HAS HAPPEN, IT HAPPEN TO RIHANNA NOT YOU
SO THE ONLY PERSON WHO SHOULD HAVE HATR FOR CHRIS IS RIHANNA NOT YOU PEOPLE
KARMA WILL GET THOSE WHO WISH BAD THINGS ON PEOPLE, THAT'S EVIL

1964 days ago
64.

Michael Jackson's Voice    

Well the person who called 911, who btw is a Jewish Rabi and doesnt know about chris or Rihanna said he could hear shouting and then screaming... NOT FOR HELP just nutsie coocoo screaming... when he went outside to see what was going on he saw: A man standing with is back towards the Rabi and a young woman STANDING in the street and she was NOT screaming for help she was JUST screaming at the man in unaudible tones.... he said she was clearly angry and the man after a few , shook his head and just WALKED away... She was doing pretty good for a woman who was ALMOST unconcious... PUHLEEZE! The girl lied because DONT NO MAN CHEET ON RI-RI! She wanted him to pay for the three page text she retrieved in HIS cell phone. Whose to say he ever got that message himself. Sounds like to me some nasty little trouble maker knew they were on the outs that night and she thought it was her chance to step in and push Ri-Ri out. It has been reported that the two were forced to go to the pre grammy party together so SHE wouldnt look bad all by her self. This is what you get when two people should not be together and are forced to be together for the purposes of appearence. She was the aggressor in all of this. And her photo was showed to Actual D.V. victioms... they passed it around and said her injuries looked as if CHRIS was defending hisself not trying to beat the life out of her. And those women would know as they went threw it all! You want to see beaten to a pulp? You want to see the real face of D.V? Go to your local womens shelter... go to the E.R of your local hospital.... those are the REAL faces of D.V. not Rihanna. she knows it too and is just laughing at everyone including Chris whom she got the ultimate revenge on.. She screwed up his life and career! And she is just as guilty and knows it... How truely sad.

1964 days ago
65.

kay    

## 44 Outstanding!

1964 days ago
66.

Kaitlon G    

I THINK RIHANNA IS A POOR EXAMPLE OF A STRONG SMART WOMAN ON WHICH IN THIS CASE SHE ISN'T. SHE IS TRYING TO GET PUBLICITY TO PUT CHRIS BROWN IN THE GUTTER. HE SAID HE WAS SORRY BUT HE DIDN'T SAY HE HIT HER HE SAID HE WOULD TAKE CLASSES FOR ANGER. IF THAT'S TRUE YOU ASSUMED THAT HE HIT HER. DO YOU KNOW WHAT ASSUME MEANS? IT MEANS IT MAKES AN AZZ OUT OF YOU NOT ME. ISN'T TO SMART TO PUT A COMMENT OUT THERE AND DOWN THE WRONG PERSON. SHE IS A POOR LOSER AND WHY DID SHE ANNOUNCE THAT CHRIS WAS BEATING HER AT AN AWARD CERMONY. THAT IS CHILDISH AND SHOULD HAVE DONE IT NORMALLY LIKE US CIVIL PEOPLE. I WOULD HAVE BELIEVED HER IF SHE WOULD HAVE DONE IT LIKE A NON- CELEBRITY BUT SHE THINKS SHE IS BETTER THAN EVERYONE AND LET ME TELL YOU SHE'S NOT. SHE IS A POOR SELFISH WOMAN THAT CAN'T GET HER THOUGHTS STRAIGHT OR CAN'T BE A BIG GIRL AND DO STUFF HERSELF. I MYSELF LIKE BOTH MUSIC OF CHRIS AND RIHANNA BUT NOW I ONLY LIKE CHRIS AND ALL OF MY FRIENDS ONLY LIKE CHRIS BROWN'S MUSIC SO TO ALL OF YOU RIHANNA FANS YOU CAN KISS YOUR PRETTY LITTLE RIHANNA BYE. IF SHE IS GETTING ABUSIED LIKE YOU SAY SHE IS THEN SHE WILL BE DIED. BUT SHE IS STUPID AND IS TRYING TO GET BACK WITH HIM. THANK YOU CHRIS FANS FOR SUPPORTING HIM WITH ALL THAT YOU TRY TO DO TO PUT UP WITH THE RIHANNA CRAP. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME IN READING MY ANGER IN STUPID PEOPLE. THANKS ALL FOR LISTENING.

1964 days ago
67.

Carolina    

EVERYONE JUST LEAVE HIM ALONE!!! HE'S A REGULAR HUMAN BEING PEOPLE MAKE MISTAKES!!! YOU CANT EXPECT HIM TO BE PERFECT JUST CAUSE HE'S A CELEBRITY!!! CHRIS IS STILL ONE OF THE MOST TALENTED ARTIST TO COME AROUND IN A LONG TIME AND THAT IS NEVER GOING TO CHANGE!!! SO ALL YOU HATERS CAN KEEP TALKING CAUSE CHRIS ISN'T GOING ANYWHERE!! HE'LL STILL BE ON TOP LIKE BEFORE!!!!

1964 days ago
68.

Stephanie    

HATERS JUST LOVE TO HATE

CHRIS BROWN HIT RIHANNA NOT YOU
STOP TAKING IT PERSONAL
STOP USING THEM AS EXAMPLES OF DV
STOP BRINGING BLACK PEOPLE DOWN
STOP CALLING HIM PUNK
STOP CALLING HIM THE NEXT OJ, BECAUSE HIS BLACK!
STOP SAYING HIS A WOMEN BEATER
STOP SAYING HE SHOULD BE RAPED
STOP ACTING LIKE YOU CARE FOR RIHANNA, WHEN YOU HATE HER TOO OR JUST DON'T CARE FOR HER
STOP WISHING DEATH ON HIM

STOP BEING JUDGEMENTAL
STOP BEING RACIST
STOP HATING BECAUSE YOU WERE NEVER A FAN TO BEGIN WITH
STOP HATING BECAUSE YOU HATE HIS MUSIC
STOP HATING BECAUSE YOU SAW THE PICTURE
STOP HATING BECAUSE HE DID JET SKILING
STOP HATING BECAUSE HIS RICH AND BLACK
STOP HATING BECAUSE HIS GOOD LOOKING
STOP CALLING HIM GAY
STOP HATING BECAUSE YOU KISS RIHANN'S ASS (AKA RIHANNA FAN/STAN)
STOP HATING BECAUSE YOU BELIEVE THAT STUPID REPORT
STOP BEING GULLIBLE
STOP WISHING BAD THINGS ON PEOPLE
STOP HATING HIM LIKE SOME TERRORIST
STOP HATIING HIM LIKE A KILLER, HE DIDN'T COMMIT MURDER

WHAT DO YOU WANT HIM TO DIE??
WORRY ABOUT YOUR FAMILY, NOT RIHANNA
SHE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH YOUR LIFE
SO LET HER LIVE HERS, IT'S UP TO HER WHO SHE CHOSE TO BE WITH
NOT THE PUBLIC OR MEDIA

SO BACK OFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1964 days ago
69.

Stephanie    

HATERS JUST LOVE TO HATE

CHRIS BROWN HIT RIHANNA NOT YOU
STOP TAKING IT PERSONAL
STOP USING THEM AS EXAMPLES OF DV
STOP BRINGING BLACK PEOPLE DOWN
STOP CALLING HIM PUNK
STOP CALLING HIM THE NEXT OJ, BECAUSE HIS BLACK!
STOP SAYING HIS A WOMEN BEATER
STOP SAYING HE SHOULD BE RAPED
STOP ACTING LIKE YOU CARE FOR RIHANNA, WHEN YOU HATE HER TOO OR JUST DON'T CARE FOR HER
STOP WISHING DEATH ON HIM

STOP BEING JUDGEMENTAL
STOP BEING RACIST
STOP HATING BECAUSE YOU WERE NEVER A FAN TO BEGIN WITH
STOP HATING BECAUSE YOU HATE HIS MUSIC
STOP HATING BECAUSE YOU SAW THE PICTURE
STOP HATING BECAUSE HE DID JET SKILING
STOP HATING BECAUSE HIS RICH AND BLACK
STOP HATING BECAUSE HIS GOOD LOOKING
STOP CALLING HIM GAY
STOP HATING BECAUSE YOU KISS RIHANN'S ASS (AKA RIHANNA FAN/STAN)
STOP HATING BECAUSE YOU BELIEVE THAT STUPID REPORT
STOP BEING GULLIBLE
STOP WISHING BAD THINGS ON PEOPLE
STOP HATING HIM LIKE SOME TERRORIST
STOP HATIING HIM LIKE A KILLER, HE DIDN'T COMMIT MURDER

WHAT DO YOU WANT HIM TO DIE??
WORRY ABOUT YOUR FAMILY, NOT RIHANNA
SHE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH YOUR LIFE
SO LET HER LIVE HERS, IT'S UP TO HER WHO SHE CHOSE TO BE WITH
NOT THE PUBLIC OR MEDIA

SO BACK OFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


STOP FEELING SORRY FOR RIHANNA BECAUSE SHE'S A WOMAN!!!!!
SHE STARTED THE FIGHT HE FINISHED IT, IF SHE DIDN'T TOUCH HIM IN THE FIRST PLACE AND GOT MOUTHY
SHE WOULDN'T OF GOT HER ASS BEAT, RESPECT PEOPLE AND THEY WILL RESPECT YOU BACK
MAN OR WOMAN

1964 days ago
70.

Camelia A ldridge    

Both of them are immature and young. this proves that you should not idolize these peoples because they are fake and trying to convince you that they are perfect when they are not

1964 days ago
71.

musiclvr    

You guys don't have any reading comprehension, do you? She's not running away from tomorrow's arraignment. She's in Barbados for her grandparent's 50th anniversary. There's no trial yet. He has to make a plea first tomorrow. If he pleas not guilty, then he will get a trial. If guilty, then they will work on a sentencing. If Chris wants to save his career or even get some positive response from the world, he needs to plea guilty and serve at least 30 days in jail, a few years of probation, do community service, and make a public apology. His biggest mistake was not speaking on the situation before this whole thing blew up. Keeping silent shows guilt and carelessness. His PR people and attorney need to be fired for further ruining his image.
Rihanna can't speak on this situation due to legal matters, so, that's a obvious.

1964 days ago
72.

Lisa    

Okay for you all including TMZ that are so quick to judge without nothing some important details about this situation, check this out it was posted on "The Insider, Hollyscoop" as well as other sites. I am not justifying any of his previous behavior against Rihanna, but it just makes a lot of sense not to be so quick to judge...

Via The Insider:

These so called sources are coming out of the woodwork now in attempts to sway public opinion and possibly get the truth or their lie out. According to Hollyscoop a source exclusively tells them that Rihanna has violently attacked Chris Brown on multiple occasions in which he did not retaliate.

Via Hollyscoop:

New Details Surrounding Police Report

Contrary to what sites like TMZ had previously reported, Rihanna did not tell police that she was the victim of “escalating violence.” TMZ reported: “Multiple law enforcement sources tell TMZ, the night of the attack Rihanna told cops she was the victim of escalating violence — and the perp was Brown.”

However, a source involved in the investigation tells Hollyscoop exclusively that in the reports, Rihanna confessed there has only been two other incidences in which she felt threatened, but this was the first time Chris retaliated. 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.

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. According to the source involved in the investigation, the night of the alleged attack, Rihanna attacked Chris after reading a text message sent to him by a former lover.

The situation escalated and resulted in Chris’ alleged attack on Rihanna. Chris turned himself over to the LAPD on February 8 and was booked and later released on $50,000 bail.

The Call for Help

Although initial reports suggested that a female made the call to police, according to the report, it was a Rabbi who lives in the area. The unidentified man reportedly heard the confrontation outside and called 911, not knowing he was about to make a report about R&B’s biggest stars. He came outside when he heard shouting. “She was screaming out of control and he was extremely calm,” read his statement, adding that Rihanna “was not screaming for help, she was just screaming.”

Mediaoutrage- This is interesting. Now if this is indeed true then Rihanna was wrong for attacking Breezy on those two occasions because as we have said before, it is the same crime with different results. If true, it still didn’t give Breezy the right to treat her like an extra in a Jet-Li flick but might provide more insight as to what drove him to go all teen-wolf on her. We hope they both get help.



Source: Media Outrage

1964 days ago
73.

tiredoftrailertrash    

GET LOST CHRIS HATERS, YOU ARE A PRIME EXAMPLE OF A PEA BRAINED, IMMATURE MORON.. I'M SURE CHRIS BROWN, WOULD HATE TO KNOW HE HAS A TURD BRAIN DEFENDING HIM, BY ACTING LIKE A 5 YEAR OLD , SPAMMING A POSTING BOARD. GROW UP LOSER

1964 days ago
74.

hate her    

SUNNYCHICK,

IF YOU HAVE HAD YOUR JAW BROKEN, AND YOU KNOW WHAT ABUSE LOOKS LIKE THEN YOU SHOULD HAVE SENSE ENOUGH TO KNOW THAT RIHANNA IS NOT TELLING THE TRUTH, THAT HER PICTURE IS NOT CONSISTENT WITH THE BEATING THAT SHE "ALLEGEDLY" RECEIVED. YOU SHOULD KNOW WHAT A REAL BATTERED WOMAN LOOKS LIKE, AND THAT PICTURE OF RIHANNA IS DEFINITELY NOT IT:

EVERYTIME I POST PEOPLE ALWAYS GET MAD BUT THEY CAN NEVER RESPOND TO MY QUESTION. I HAVE ABOUT 10 POINTS ABOUT HER AFFADAVIT THAT SHOW THAT SHE'S NOT A BATTERED WOMAN BUT THIS ONE IS THE KICKER:

WHY IN THE HELL DID RIHANNA SIT ON CHRIS'S KEYS? PLEASE ANSWER THAT!!! WHY DID SHE DO IT?WHY IS SHE TRYING TO RESTRAIN A MAN WHO IS ALLEGEDLY ABUSING HER?

AFTER A PERSON "ALLEGEDLY" PUSHES YOUR HEAD AGAINST A WINDOW (WHERE'S THE BLOOD?)
PUNCHES YOU REPEATEDLY IN THE FACE (BUT NO BROKEN BONES, NO BLACK EYES, NO INJURED NOSE)

THROWS YOUR SELF PHONE OUT THE WINDOW-YADA, YADA, YADA

BUT YOU'VE STILL GOT NERVE ENOUGH TO TAKE HIS KEYS OUT OF THE IGNITION AND SIT ON THEM!!!!
WHAT IN THE HELL!!!!!

I SEE WHY HARVEY DIDN'T MAKE IT AS A LAWYER IF HE FELL FOR THIS BULL!!!
AND YOU ALL HAVE FALLEN RIGHT BEHIND HIM-

HOLLYWOOD AND OTHER CELEBRITIES ARE NOT TALKING BECAUSE THEY KNOW THE TRUTH AND THEY KNOW HOW VIOLENT RIHANNA IS!!!

WASN'T JAY-Z ALL OVER THIS THING WHEN IT FIRST HAPPENED? HUH?

WHEN HE FOUND OUT WHAT REALLY HAPPENED HE SHUT THE HELL UP--SO DID NEYO, SO DID DIDDY!!!

IT'S BECAUSE THEY KNOW THE TRUTH STUPID ASSESS.

SHE WASN'T PUNCHED REPEATEDLY IN THE FACE.! SHE WASN'T EVEN PUNCHED ONCE IN THE FACE!

AN ABUSIVE MAN WOULD NOT LET YOU MAKE A FAKE CALL, HE'D KNOCK THE PHONE OUT OF YOUR HAND!!!!

AND LAST-BUT CERTAINLY NOT LEAST-A BATTERED WOMAN WILL NOT SIT ON THE ATTACKER'S KEYS!!!!

THAT POINT ALONE SHOWS SHE'S NOT A SCARED VICTIM, SHE'S A SCORNEE WOMAN WHO'S TAKING FULL ADVANTAGE OF ALL OF YOU CRAZY IDIOTS WHO BELIEVE HER!!!!

1964 days ago
75.

simmerdown    

Chris Breezy wont't do jail - he will get a lesser charge. Give the young man a break, he has made a mistake he will and already has been punished for it. He is such a multitalented artist with a great fan base. His career will comeback and so will he as a mature person. Can't wait to see what this talented artist comes out with after this ordeal.

TMZ has been pretty cruel to these two very young artists - with friends like that who needs enemies.

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