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Rihanna's Command Performance -- In Court

5/28/2009 3:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Chris Brown RihannaRihanna's lawyer just said the D.A. told him his client will be subpoenaed at the next court hearing.

Donald Etra said Rihanna will be called to the stand to testify at Chris Brown's preliminary hearing on June 22.

Etra says his client will cooperate and take the stand. It's not at all unexpected that the alleged victim would be called to the stand in a prelim.

Also today, the judge rejected a motion made by Chris Brown's lawyer, Mark Geragos, asking for an order requiring the LAPD to ante up info regarding leaks in the case.

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GGG    

BURN IN HELL BROWN!

1944 days ago
17.

peacemaker_09    

I CANT WAIT UNTIL I HEAR CHRIS SIDE OF THE STORY. THE MEDIA HAS BEEN ONE-SIDED FOR TO DAMN LONG.

1944 days ago
18.

Just Noticing    

Ha Ha!!! She can't run from this one! Don't get me wrong; I assumed Chris was wrong at first, but she has me doubting everything w/. her frivolous behaviour. Then this new Kanye video, she laughs like a crazy person while driving then hits her own head on the steering wheel.
If she trashes him, she loses fans of them both; if she protects him, she loses the same amount of supporters/onlookers.

1944 days ago
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MzApril0425    

The judge rejected his motion to be smart. Everyone knows that photo of Rihanna was leaked illegally to help build a better case against Chris Brown. It's not right, whatever happened to a fair trial. Yes it was wrong for him to hit her; I'll admit that but there is three sides to every story. Everyone is basing their information off of the photo that was leaked of Rihanna. It's funny how NO mugshots were released of Chris Brown. In case everyone didn't know, he to suffered from buts and bruises and it's not just because she was trying to get him off of her. She hit him first! Now tell me how its excusable for a woman to hit a man. Of course the woman will have more damage done because we (women) can not hit as hard as a man can. Chris Brown apologized for “what transpired”. No where did he indicate that he “beat Rihanna up” as you stated above, in that apology.
Chris Brown plead “not guilty” to FELONY charges brought against him. YOU should probably be the one to take the time to read the specifics of those FELONY charges against him and note that he most likely did not PLEAD GUILTY to those charges because they were not the extent of the crime he allegedly committed. He has yet to “deny beating up Rihanna”, as you so falsely stated. School yourself on legal proceedings before passing judgement on that by which you haven’t a clue.
Until Rihanna comes out and says Chris Brown “beat her to a pulp” that is a lie as well. She has yet to say any of that, unless you include a false, UNSIGNED, non-legally binding affidavit of a police officer’s assessment that was illegally leaked to media outlets and blogs as “proof.”

1944 days ago
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rgdownes    

She needs to get on the stand and state the truth...PERIOD. She may have instigated the arguement, but he wasn't the one beaten and left bloody. She has also said this was not the first time he abused her. He definately has anger issues and IS NOT the "sweet, gentle" person everyone thought he was. I hope she is truly over him and not just waiting for this to blow over so she can go back to him like so many victims do. If he is allowed to get away with this, Rhianna or some other woman WILL be abused again.

1944 days ago
21.

Rindy    

EDUCATION IS THE KEY HERE. CHRIS DID THE RIGHT THING BY PLEADING NOT GUILTY BECAUSE FELONY CHARGES IS THE WRONG CHARGE AND ANY JURY THAT IS EDUCATED ON THE LAW WILL KNOW THAT. LOOKING AT A PHOTO DOESN'T DETERMINE FELONY CHARGES. THE JUDGE AND THE LAPD IS GOING TO HAVE TO GIVE THE INFORMATION UP SOONER OR LATER. CHRIS AND HIS LAWYER HAS THE RIGHT TO KNOW WHO RELEASED THOSE PICTURES TO TMZ PERIOD. IM GLAD SHE IS GOING TO TALK BECAUSE THEREFORE WE WILL FIND OUT THE TRUTH. RIHANNA NEVER SAID OUT OF HER MOUTH NOT ONCE THAT CHRIS BROWN BEAT THE PULP OUT OF HER. THIS GIRL HASN'T SPOKEN YET SO DONT THINK SHE IS OUT TO BURY HIM PEOPLE. IF SHE TESTIFIES AND SAY SHE PUT HER HANDS ON HIM FIRST THAN THE FELONY CHARGES ARE NOT GOING TO STICK. WITHOUT HER TESTIMONY I PROMISE ALL OF YOU THAT FELONY CHARGES ARE NOT GOING TO STICK PEOPLE.

1944 days ago
22.

Chris Brown is so last Year    

AWESOME !!!!!!!!!!!! FINALLY we will get some justice here!! Good for you RIHANNA... SHE ROCKS (chris brown SUX)

1944 days ago
23.

Rindy    

THOSE CHARGES WILL NOT STICK. NO WAY IN HELL! PERIOD PEOPLE!

1944 days ago
24.

rgdownes    

Sorry folks, pictures don't lie and until I see one of Chris Brown beaten and bloody by Rhianna's hands, I have to stick with HE'S GUILTY AS HELL.

1944 days ago
25.

danii:]    

i think that it is good that the judge rejected the motion. i think that chris brown should just take his punishment like a man. if he's man enough to beat someone up then he needs to be man enough to take his punishment. i also think that the public would maybe even consider forgiving him if he just took his punishment and admit he was wrong instead of trying to get out of it anyway he can. yes he was completely wrong for beating her up but i do think he deserves a second chance just like anybody else. all these people saying they wish he would burn in hell that wouldnt do anything he needs serious help to find out why he just snapped like that. he should take his punishment, apologize, and get some counsiling

1944 days ago
26.

rgdownes    

So sorry for misspelling Rihanna's name.

1944 days ago
27.

Cassie    

i think we actually going to hear what really happened that night in the car and to me rihanna is not Ms.innocent she played her part in this mess and chris brown was wrong for what he did to her... and tmz get your story striaght rihanna is supposed to be at the court hearing she is not going to testity against him she is just going to be at the hearing...

1944 days ago
28.

missheather    

I'm so glad that Rhianna gonna testify. Chris is going to get the beatdown he so rightfully deserves.

1944 days ago
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rgdownes    

I agree with danii #35 but think we should remember that unless Rihanna is lying, he threatened her life AND this was not the first time something like this has happened, so he has snapped before.

1944 days ago
30.

Cassie    

good cause we can actually find out what really happened that not in the car cause only rihanna and chris brown would no but i dont think chris brown out the clear blue sky would hit rihanna everybody so far said rihanna a hands problem so i think just as everybody saying chris brown needs help anger management rihanna needs it to.....

1944 days ago
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