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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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76.

happyismyname    

YOU PPL ALWAYZ HATIN ON CHRIS BROWN .AND DON'T KNOW WHAT HAPPINE THAT NIGHT IN THE CAR. RIHANNA HAD TO DO SOMTHING TO CHRIS B.JUST BECAUSE RIHANNA IS A GIRL THAT DON'T MEAN ANYTHING SHE CAN GET HER BUTT KICK TO.AND RIHANNA STARTED HITTING HIM FRIST AND CHRIS HIT HER BACK.SO ALL YOU HATER OUT THERE AND ON TMZ .NEED TO GO TO HELL .LET ME ASK ALL OF YOU HATER SOMETHING.DO YOU REALLY THINK IF IT WAS YOU THAT GOT BEAT UP BY YOUR BOYFRIEND AND THEY POSED ON TMZ. DO YOU REALLY THINK RHINNA WILL COMMENT ON IT HELL NO.ALL OF YALL HATZER OUT THERE ARE WHITE I CAN TELL BY THE WAY YOU WRITE .BUT LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING YOU CAN SAY WHAT YOU WANT TO SAY ABOUT CHRIS BROWN.EVERY ONE SAYING CHRIS SHOULD HAVE WALKED AWAY .NOW TYLER PERRY DID THAT AND YOU WHITE PPL CALL HIM A PUNK.YOU JUST DON'T KNOW WHAT SAY OUT OF YOUR MOUTH WHEN IT COME TO BLACK PPL..CHRIS AND RHIANNA ARE GOING TO LIVE THEIR LIFE. SO YOU CAN BE MAD FOREVER.IF RIHANNA DIDN'T PLAY A BIG PART OF THIS WHY SHE NOT TALKING.SHE KNOW SHE STARTED YOU HIT SOMEONE YOU GET HITE BACK.IF YOU KEEP YOUR HAND TO YOUR SELF THEN IT YOU WOULDN'T BE NOTHING.YOU PPL NEED TELL THAT TO RIHANNA .I TELL MY DAUGTHER THAT ALL THE TIME.IF ITS WRONG FOR A MAN TO HIT A WOMAN THEN IT BE WRONG FOR A WOMEN TO HIT A MAN.I LOVE CHRIS . WAY TO GO MARK G I LOVE THE WAY YOU GO BY DOING THANGS.OH CHRIS HAPPY -B DAY .LOVE YOUR NO.1 FAN.I CAN'T WAIT FOR TO MAKE MORE MUSIC I STLL LISTEN TO THE ONES I HAVE AND THAT ALL OF THEM.

1965 days ago
77.

hate her    

To Loving Ri-Ri:

So now you admit that she WAS NOT!!!! beaten to a bloody pulp, but isn't that what you racist people keep screaming and isn't that why you want blood from Chris.

She was injured around the mouth...Now if she was attacking him while he was driving and he held his elbow up to protect himself and pushed her off every bit of what happened to her could have happened just that way.

Just because you love Ri-Ri doesn't mean that she is an honest person. Somebody lied because he absolutely did not punch her one single time in the face. The picture proves that. Just because you could see it better later in the day does not mean that you would not be able to see it at all right after the incident occured. That is just a straight-up lie.

So since she obviously lied about being puched repeatedly because that definitely did not happen, then what makes you think that she is being honest about this whole thing at all?

1965 days ago
78.

kay    

# 91 and 94 i agree with you 100%, how was she brutal beaten, when the next week of the incident, her face look like nonthing ever happen.

1965 days ago
79.

hate her    

Again I will say--Show me one place on Rihanna's face besides her forehead where she hit something (and if it was the window there should be some type of crack in the glass) and her mouth that she was injured.

The Sham Wow victim was punched. Rihanna was ABSOLUTELY NOT PUNCHED ONED SINGLE TIME!!!!!

If you will please show me just one, I'm just talking about one place on her face where she was punched. There is no place. Look at that picture. Somebody is telling lies. She does have a tiny cut on her cheek but that is it....Period.

Either she lied or the LAPD lied. I'm so glad that Mark Geragos is getting to the bottom of it.

1965 days ago
80.

Kathleen    

There were so many mistakes in this case but the fact is he beat her and needs to be punished. The officer and TMZ should of had more respect for the situation and the people involoved to have explotied the situation the way they did. TMZ is just as guilty as the cop but the Chris Brown beat her and shouldn't get off on a technicality.

1965 days ago
81.

nieka    

@ great you made a GREAT point! you are right this story has been on side since day one!! we dont have any facts about this case but that there was a fight and rihanna caught two knots and a busted lip from it we havent seen chris or his injuries..we seen him a couple weeks later but we still dont know if he was hurt in any of this..tmz should be ashamed of themself and they really sicken me especially harvey..no wonder he coudnt make it as a good lawyer..he is really a pathetic person

1965 days ago
82.

peacemaker_09    

@ GO AWAY RIHANNA___ GIRL I COULDN'T HAVE SAID IT BETTER. YOUR THE TRUTH.........

1965 days ago
83.

hate her    

You know something else that is very strange about this case....

If Chris was an out of control batterer, then how are her injuries so isolated? Shouldn't they be all over her face, not just on the forehead and around the mouth. That's like exact positioning, and I don't think that an abuser thinks about where he hits you while he is hitting you.

It really does seem more like she had to be positioned over him or something because how could all of her injuries be in one place.

There's no punches anywhere, just the bruises around her mouth...I just don't see how he could have possibly continuosly punched her but she only got hurt in one place.

1965 days ago
84.

Thursday    

oooo....hmm...that's a thought....ooooeeewweeee

That is a thought...and keep in mind that she told police that the violence was escalating in the relationship...How many times a week do you estimate she has make-up and stylist and personal assistants around her that NEVER mentioned anything screwy about Chris' behaviour or how he would talk to her or "handle her"...abusers usually slip up...

And...with all these people soo close to her...someone would have noticed maybe a bruise or a mark, or witnessed him calling and ragging her...All of the mistreatment seems to be rumored of her previously hitting and slapping him and he walked away...She even gave a magazine and interview and admitted that she is insecure in relationships...and people from both camps have said that if Chris is not right in front of her she calls him and continually text him to see where he is and what he's doing...they even noted that she was on the movie set showing her posessiveness while he was filming...

It really sounds like (to me) that Chris may have endured her behaviour...inspite of being witness to his mother's abuse he chose to stay with Rihanna...probably hoping she'd cool out a little...But if she got soo worked up with him that night that she felt that she HAD to hit him or slap him or take her shoe off (like Ike-remember he took his boot off and hit Tina T in the limo) she's the abuser and he simply defended himself to do what...get out of the car and just walk away...

AND STICK THIS IN YOUR PIPE...
I can't understand the Anti-Chris people comparing him to OJ. The OJ situation was completely different. His first wife said that he NEVER demonstrated abuse while they were married. His next wife dated him while he was married and he eventually left his wife and ended up with the other woman. That marriage started off in a disrespectful manner and ended horrifically leaving two people dead and two children without their mother.

The similarity here is? It comforts people to say OJ and Ike when referring to Chris because those were icons/celebrities. But the SANDLOT guy that beat his girlfriend up on EASTER had a string on here yesterday and has not been touched NEARLY as much as this one why?....hmmmm


1965 days ago
85.

IJustCantBelieveIt    

The fact of the matter is Chris did not beat her to a bloody pulp.I've seen pictures of women who have been battered and beaten and Robyn's injuries were not half as bad as their's.The media likes to exaggerate and so does the police.Her nose was not broken and it wasn't bloody.All I saw was a clean face with minor microscopic cuts on her cheeks, on the corner of her mouth, a busted bottom lip and two symetrically perfect devil horn shaped bruising on either side of her forehead.There is a chance that her people took a picture of her somewhere and released it.If the police wanted to show the exact condition the victim was in when she was founded injured [as evidence] then why would they clean off her bloody face?How can you get open wounds without blood being all over you?If she was badly beaten there would have been blood and I didn't see any on her face.It is either the policemen stretched the truth about her injuries, the photo was photoshopped to make it look like she wasn't badly injured or Chris didn't really beat her that badly at all.

My guess is Chris didn't beat her up that badly at all and it was exaggerated because even she said it was blown out proportion as well as her family.Her father said the injuries were not that bad.So why is it that Chris is charged with a felony when he should be charged with a misdemeanor?Even if she is down playing her injuries wouldn't that change the nature of his attack?He didn't attack her nearly as bad as people are speculating and the proof is in the pic.If this case were to end fairly at all I would think it would be reduced to at least a few months in jail because he shouldn't be getting five years for that.That's insane.SMH.

1965 days ago
86.

IJustCantBelieveIt    

61. Too bad. A picture is worth a thousand words, and the picture spoke volumes. Garagos is just beating his chest -- he's famous for this, but Chris Brown will be prosecuted for what he did to this woman. He probably will get off with a slap on the wrist, but if people have any integrity at all, they will not buy his records. I don't hold out much hope for this, because the people who listen to his schiz aren't very bright, nor do their ilk obey the law. Just sayin.

Posted at 3:58PM on May 7th 2009 by Kathryn
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UUUUUM.WHAT RIGHT DO YOU HAVE TELLING PEOPLE THEY ARE STUPID FOR THEIR MUSIC PREFERENCES?BY THE WAY YOUR STATEMENT DOESN'T MAKE ANY SENSE BECAUSE THERE ARE MANY CB FANS INCLUDING MYSELF WHO LOVE HIS MUSIC AND ARE VERY BRIGHT.YOU CAN'T TELL PEOPLE WHAT TO PURCHASE.THAT IS THEIR DECISION AND IT DOESN'T MAKE THEM BAD OR STUPID TO WANNA BUY HIS MUSIC JUST BECAUSE HE COMMITTED ONE CRIME AGAINST ONE PERSON.PEOPLE WITH INTEGRITY ARE NOT ONE SIDED AND THEY BELIEVE IN THE TRUTH, NOT MEDIA SPECULATION AND FAKE VICTIM STATEMENTS.AT LEAST PEOPLE WHO ACTUALLY SUPPORT HIM ARE BEING REAL SAYING THAT THEY STILL SUPPORT HIM.THEY ARE NOT AFRAID OF WHAT PEOPLE THINK AND THAT IS INTEGRITY.I GUESS WE ARE ALL NOT HONEST AND GOOD BECAUSE HALF OF HOLLYWOOD HAS COMMITTED A CRIME OR HAS GONE TO PRISON YET PEOPLE STILL LISTEN TO THEIR MUSIC.

1965 days ago
87.

hate her    

I'm going to say this on every single post that talks about Chris and Rihanna because I know that he has been treated unfairly.

There is no way that a man can beat a woman in the way that the affadavit claimed and she only be injured in two places, her forehead and around her mouth.

There's no way that he hit her in the exact same place over and over, sorry but battering is not that systematic. And if he was talented enough to punch her in the same place over and over, then her teeth should have been knocked out and her lip should have been swollen. This thing is ridiculous and you all know it. Geragos is probably only pretending to think that the LAPD leaked the photot because I believe, and i bet he kind of wonders too, if Rihanna's camp didn't release that photo.

1965 days ago
88.

roo    

I see..beat the hell out of your girlfriend then go ballistic when someone posts the results of your "handiwork."

1963 days ago
89.

roo    

"7. Great! I hope it does gets dismissed! The photo shoould have never been leaked! Its injustice at it's finest! TMZ wanted to paint Chris Brown as a animal from the get go! We still dont know what happened! she was not beaten to a pulp(like reported)... that girl had two knots and fat lip! Dont strike unless you want to get strike back! male or female! i'm sick of this story already! It's been one sided since day one...innocent until proven guilty is a joke! America lets the media decide everything for them! we are the only media starved country! i've been around the world and no other country reports more crap than we do!Time to move on TMZ, Rihanna has! she cant sing or dance anyway, she has great stylist and thats it! go back to the islands!

Posted at 12:59PM on May 7th 2009 by Great"


Newsflash, "Great": Two knots and a fat lip DO equal beaten up unless you are "a animal."

1963 days ago
90.

MzApril0425    

Free Chris Brown!!!! I totally agree with number 7's posting. This story has been one sided from day one. No one will let Chris Brown speak because everyone has already passed judgement on him and its not right! There's 3 sides to every story, her side, his side and the truth. I've said it before and I'll say it again, she should've kept her hands to herself!! POINT BLANK, PERIOD!!!!

MZAPRIL0425

1962 days ago
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