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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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76.

Abuse Victim    

I don;t give a darn what Chris says to try to "defend" himself. Rihanna was not holding a gun to him. Ergo - there is NO excuse EVER for a "man" to hit or abuse a woman. NOT EVER !! I pray justice will be served.

Way too many victims - and sadly, they are getting younger and younger.

God Bless Rihanna. May she have the strength to do the right thing. It's not easy - but it must be done.

1867 days ago
77.

Michael Jackson's Voice    

People come on SHE retracted her comments about him and said he NEVER hit her before and that infact SHE would hit and beat on him on the regular... once infront of an employee of theirs.. Rihanna said he held her against a wall because SHE wouldnt stop hitting him... He told her at that point to CALM DOWN! HER WORDS!!! So stop with the escallateing violence thing. She by her own admission said he NEVER hit her before... SHE RETRACTED that statement... And lets not forget the police WILL badger someone to get the responces and answers they want and then write that down instead of the truth... cops are notorious for that in allot of cases... THATS WHY THEY USE IT IN MOVIES so often... because it has happened to many people... not just in the U.S either... So now if she doesnt skip the country and go where she cant be extradited back to the U.S. A and she does get on that stand... she will infact tell the truth and she will be questioned by not just one lawyer but 3..... And she will tell the truth what ever that may be... and for all those who hate Chris so much right now you may be suprised if it all goes in the way of clearing Chris's name. This needs to be over already and stop waisting tax dollars. They let the White men walk and a young black man has to stand trial? A beating is a beating? well then why arent you all crying about the disgusting Sham Wow guy, or that loser from the Sand lot, or the other white rich or celeberitys who beat their women?? I guess its ok then for a white man to beat a woman?? Honestly you all are sick!!! And if you want to say a woman can't inflict damage on a man... think again there are cases of men who were beaten by their wives ( Tawney Kittain ) or G.F.'s and they were hospitalized or even killed... don't give me that she is only 135 and 5'9 and couldn't have done some damage on her own... all I can say is wait for the 22nd and see..If Chris deserves our devotion... then we have done a good thing... if he is a creaton and a woman beater... then we have only insured he never gets help. And for whom ever said once a woman beater always a woman beater.... WRONG there are men who have learned NOT to hit anymore and not to use hurtful words and actions and have become good husbands and fathers... Do some research before you comment.... I can't wait for the 22nd!

1867 days ago
78.

pj    

There are 2 sides to every story, but if a woman can hit a man, then a man should be able to hit a woman. No exceptions. No matter who you are, if you hit someone, expect to be hit back.

1830 days ago
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