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Bigwigs Go to Bat for Chris Brown

8/25/2009 7:17 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Some of Chris Brown's most powerful friends tried to do some serious damage control before today's sentencing -- firing off letters of support to the judge .. and in one case, even invoking the name of the almighty Oprah Winfrey.



The letters, written by a big-time record mogul, an Apostle, and a high-power entertainment lawyer -- were put in the Chris Brown file for the judge to read and consider before she sentenced him for his February attack on Rihanna.

Here are the highlights:

Barry Weiss -- CEO of the RCA/Jive Label Group
-- "I've come to regard him as a surrogate son ... I understand the seriousness of his actions, but most importantly, he does."

Kenneth Meiselas -- Entertainment Lawyer
-- "I represent many of the world's most famous entertainers ... Chris traveled to Africa with Oprah Winfey to help the underprivileged children who were attending Oprah's school."

Apostle Samuel Harris Jr. -- Senior Pastor -- "I've been in the recording industry 18 years ... I also submit that God has personally revealed to me that he is chosen for a special purpose for our society and around the world."

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dana    

Oprah would not want anything to do with this. That is low! Talk about name dropping

1698 days ago
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.:Loki 4Ever:.    

CROCK OF CRAP

1698 days ago
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Linda Mott    

First Oprah gets her name involved with a colon cleanse commercial and now this.
Hitler's vet would have given a letter about how he loved dogs, but that didn't make him less than a monster.
GET WELL MIKE!!

1698 days ago
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Grouch    

A 'pastor' whose been in the recording industry for 18 years AND speaks with God directly? Perhaps he should have spoken to brown about the evils of beating on skanks.

1698 days ago
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???????????????????????    

OPRAH A WOMAN DEFENDING A WOMAN BEATER....SHE IS CRAZY....WTF IF THIS HAPPENED TO HER THE FAT BITCH SHE WOULD DO A WEEKS WORTH OF SHOWS ON IT...CANT STAND THIS FAT AZZ LESBO COW! HOPE STEADMAN BEATS THE CHIT UOUTTA HER ABD SEE HOW THE FAT BITCH WOULD REACT!

1698 days ago
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GGG    

GIVE ME A FRICKEN BREAK!!! HOW LAUGHABLE IS THAT!!!

1698 days ago
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Saddenend    

Oprah addressed a message to Rihanna on her show - if a man hits you once, he will hit you again, and again ....

So uh, no, Oprah does NOT approve of Mr. Convicted Felon for Domestic Violence and Assault.

1698 days ago
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Ken    

So what! He needs to do the time since he done the crime, I don't care who his "friends" are. BIG DEAL. People trying to throw their celebrity status around so that he doesn't have to pay like the rest of us. BIG WHOOP. I say let him go to jail and get it with Big Moe.

1698 days ago
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morfin77    

How dare someone take Oprahs name in vain!!!! I can't take it any longer.

1698 days ago
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naomi    

i really don't see the relevance of him allegedly going with Oprah to help kids he's being charged for hitting a woman not doing anything to a child. that was stupid and pointless, Kenneth Meiselas should be embarrassed to have even mentioned it, it's irrelevant.

1698 days ago
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Paparazzo@frog.cc    

Chris Brown is a bum. F88k his friends.

1698 days ago
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mia    

Hey, remember Dennis Rader was a nice church-going man who other people spoke highly of. You know, Dennis Rader, the "BTK" serial killer? Not saying that Brown is a serial killer, but I am pointing out how laughable these testimonials are.

1698 days ago
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Rob R Barron    

...Hey Preacher....did God spoke to me too...when He said..."Do to others as you would have them do unto you..."

1698 days ago
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stonermoog    

i wish every single person who wrote a letter on behalf of this thug would get the exact brutal beatdown that rihanna got. then we'd see how awesome and fabulous and wonderful they all think he is.
there is NO justice if you are rich and/or a celebrity in los angeles.
chris brown should be shivering in jail cell right this very second, worried to tears about getting what he deserves from Big Bubba, his new husband.

1698 days ago
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Iggy Brown    

The pastors comment is really creepy. Many phsycopathic murders and violent criminals also claim to have personal revealations or instructions from God.

1698 days ago
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