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Chris Brown's Lawyer Runs with Rihanna Pic

5/7/2009 1:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Chris BrownWe've now obtained the discovery motions filed by Chris Brown's lawyer, Mark Geragos, asking for all written statements and reports from the LAPD regarding the photo of Rihanna posted on TMZ.

Geragos believes the photo was leaked by an LAPD officer -- He writes, "...this highly prejudicial photograph was sold by an LAPD officer to the entertainment website, Thirty Mile Zone (TMZ). The photograph was immediately viewed by hundreds of thousands of viewers and was plastered on every news channel for the following weeks."

Geragos wants notes from the Internal Affairs investigation, along with police officer notes and other documents, stating, "I intend to use such evidence at the preliminary hearing to attack their credibility. The defense intends to prove and argue that the afore-mentioned officers are not credible and that the Court should not believe some of their statements."

Geragos adds, if the court has questions about the credibility of officers in the case, "I believe there is a reasonable likelihood that the case will be dismissed at the preliminary hearing."

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Thursday    

TMZ is the best...Thanks TMZ

1997 days ago
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Miss Dawn    

Mark Geragos, you don't even believe the garbage you spew. You know for a fact that your sloppy argument of not credible photos and officers will not stand scrutiny. It does not take a rocket scientist TO KNOW, that Chris Brown has a HISTORY OF HAVING A VOLATILE TEMPER, AND IS A SELF-ADMITTED domestic batterer. To worsen his case, THERE IS A HISTORY OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN HIS FAMILY. You will argue/try to sell any lie to collect a pay check. CHRIS BROWN DESERVES TO BE WITH THE OTHER "BAD-ASSESES" (JAIL), AND YOU KNOW IT! Chris Brown is an UNTALENTED, MALE CHAUVINIST, UNATTRACTIVE, COWARD, LYING BULLY! MARK GERAGOS, STOP PROSTITUTING YOURSELF AND GET AN HONORABLE JOB!

1997 days ago
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Thursday    

Much to be said for those that act over zealeous in their actions

Thanks for all you do TMZ...You're the Best

1997 days ago
19.

Spanky    

Just because the photo was leaked, doesn't mean he should be let off.

He still beat the crap out of her and should do jail time.

1997 days ago
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tmz should be close down    

We've now obtained the discovery motions filed by Chris Brown's lawyer, Mark Geragos, asking for all written statements and reports from the LAPD regarding the photo of Rihanna posted on TMZ.

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i believe tmz is stupid they just don't care.... reporting on yourself don't make u famous it make u look ****up

you probably know they gonna let you off either way - the POLICE ARE FRAUDS AND TMZ NEEDS A FREAKIN EARTHQUAKE SHAKE

1997 days ago
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peacemaker_09    

@miss dawn- she has a history of violence 2. she said so herself. stop being so one-sided. the story she told the police has so many holes in it its ridiculous!!!!

1997 days ago
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jackie    

I think it sucks that he could get away with it. The picture becoming public is just like if someone would have seen her on the street somewhere. It's ridiculous that sloppy police work and the fact that he's rich and famous might actually work. Maybe if he was a real man he could keep his woman by treating her right instead of by fear. The cops need to be disciplined by the courts too. For all you Rihanna haters, have you ever had your ass beat? In case you didn't know, it is against the law regardless of why or if someone thinks you deserved it. Unless (it seems) you live in the U.S., have money and fame.

1997 days ago
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Harriet    

I believe that the pictures say it all and that the credibility of the officers is unimportant when balanced on the bruises. Cheap way to save your client Mr. G. and in my opinion not one of your prouder moments.

1997 days ago
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Thursday    

And...I didn't know that Chris had a history of having a violent temper! Is that a quote of one of those reliable sources?
And when did he admit to being a domestic batterer?

SOUNDS LIKE THE ANTI-CHRIS crew is at it again...It would help if you not MAKE UP STUFF (FABRICATE) things about Chris Brown. That's kinda why the ANTI-CHRIS crew is a little tee'd off right now...

Just sit back and wait on the official police report that TMZ will obtain...They can get it...I know they can...and while they're at it let's hope they get a copy of Chris' official arrest picture...

1997 days ago
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Sheryl    

"the Court should not believe some of their statements."

Which "some" of their statements should the court not believe?" Gerago's is a has been lawyer and Chris Brown needs to go down for beating up a woman and hiring this crappy attorney.

1997 days ago
26.

Nicelo    

Can you LEAVE CHRIS BROWN ALONE!!! It happened and there is major more Sh**T happening in this world than Chris and Rihanna! I will alway support CHRIS & RIHANNA!! Leave Chris alone and follow the trashes of Lindsay, Brittney, must i go on....

1997 days ago
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twogolfcats    

I can pick out REAL loosers when I see tham---I pick them out by the LAWYER they choose to represent them-- Mark Garaggos has represent so many loosers you cant count them!!!! What an idiot- Cris deserves him though

1997 days ago
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Nicelo    

LEAVE CHRIS BROWN ALONE!! WHAT THE HELL TMZ IS THER NOTHING BETTER FOR YOU GUYZ TO DO THAN TO CONTINUE ON WITH THE CHRIS BROWN!! I AM FAN OF HIM AND WILL ALWAYS BE, REGARDLESS! Why don't you post any news of the trash like Lindsay, Brittney, etc on the WEB like you usually do. EVERYONE DESERVES A SECOND CHANCE AND I CERTAINLY AM GIVING HIM ONE!!

1997 days ago
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Katie    

I love how they call it a "prejudicial photograph". Of COURSE people are going to be prejudiced against him for beating the crap our of her. They're just upset because this picture proves it!

1997 days ago
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Stephanie    

lol, TMZ never seems to give up, get over it, Rihanna is not the first woman to be hit and she won't be the last but in most case the woman doesn't start the fight, the men do, not in this case.

The whole thing is just hyped up because who they are, stop using Rihanna and Chris Brown as examples in what happens in people's relationship, how many articles, how many nasty jugdemental comments and hating on Chris, are we going to hear from haters like TMZ and all the other hating people out there, if you were once a victim of abuse, try not to take chris and Rihanna's incident to heart like it was your own incident, every case is different and everyone is different, so for me saying that, people shouldn't assume once a man hits you he do it again, not everyone repeats the pattern, change is a word and something what does happen.

If Rihanna has moved on and has given Chris, then that's her choice, if she doesn't want to press charges on him, then that's also her choice. All the haters who come on here, sound like a scratch record, always saying the same old thing over and over, it's truly boring now, not only do the haters hate, knock and bash on Chris at every opportunity they hate on his supporters, fans and all the people who chose not to judge as we all don't know the full story on what happen and why it happened.

Yeah we've all seen the picture, we all can agree Rihanna must of got hit by him but a case and report needs more the a picture as proof, CCTV cameras and a witness who saw the incident would of worked better for Rihanna in this case because right now it based one leaked picture and a police report, how do we know that's entirely accurate. It's based on her words, how do we know Miss Rihanna is telling the whole truth.

I ain't saying What Chris did was right but however I do believe there is a lot more to this story, which is why I think Rihanna wants it all to be over quickly and not go to trial. It's easy for her to remain quiet, hush hush and take the sympathy then for to be honest and tell the world that's she's also to blame because she had a big part in this whole thing lending out of control. I think people are taking this far to personal and mainly hate on Chris Brown because his black and there are a lot of racist people out there, who just want to see black people who are succesful fall, then there are woman who are using their experience to relate to this ordeal and taking it personal by getting emotional by the fact that Rihanna went back to him and is not speaking for them, as they want Rihanna to be a spokesperson for victims of abuse, Rihanna's case is not your case, Ladies who have been victims!!

Another thing men are hating because Chris is loved by woman, a lot of the people commenting with hate never really like Chris to begin with, they either didn't really care for him or had an opinion or never liked his music, so this is a great opportunity for them to hate on Chris Brown and although some were never fans of Rihanna, every hater likes to hate on someone and every media outlet was a baddie and someone to pick on, Chris Brown fell into the trap.

Not only do you haters want to take everything this young man has worked for, you want to hold this against him forever, why because his Black, Successful, Talent and Rich, despite what he did, if this was a white celebrity, it would be big news but the hating wouldn't be so vicious, the amount of hatred for Chris on this site, from some of the people in this world who go on every blog to comment with spiteful hating words and the media is pure evil and dam right disgusting.

Let it go, what happen has happen, Chris Brow can't turn back the time, I am so tired with having to say what I think because know matter what I say, you can't changed people's opinions, people will always judge and people will always hate.
Well for one thing I am glad I am not the type of person, who wishes bad things on people because I am better then that, Hating gets you no where, it's a waste of negative energy , being positive, giving people chances and not judging before you hear both sides of the story is a far better and fair point of view, before you can start name calling.
No one is perfect and while you hate on others and wish bad on them, god will judge you one day and decide if your good or bad, judgement day but it's not like the majority of you people believe in god because most of you are devil worshipers.
The Devil is a hater anyway, Evil will fail when up against good will and power.

Good Luck Chris Brown, All CB fans, do download Turntables in support of Chris

1997 days ago
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