Chris Brown’s felony assault and making criminal threats case moved forward in a Los Angeles court room today. Unlike other recent hearings, where there was little to no development, today’s session ended with not only Rihanna being called to testify but the first officers on scene being subpoenaed as well. Beyond the subpoenas and the official preliminary hearing date of June 22 being confirmed, Brown attorney Mark Geragos admitted that his client will have to face Rihanna in court. “He has to be here anytime a witness is called,” Geragos offered after the mid-morning hearing. According to Geragos, the prosecution will outline their case against the former “Kiss Kiss” singer during a premliminary hearing June 22. In related news, Geragos lost his previously reported motion requiring the LAPD to offer up information relating to Rihanna’s leaked photograph. Geragos filed that particular motion earlier this month, stating “In this case specifically, the leaking of a photograph (whether for profit or not) of a complaining witness violates a variety of criminal and regulatory prohibitions. In and of itself these actions would not only constitute demonstratable bias on the part of the involved officers but could potentially be the basis for a Motion to Dismiss Outrageous Governmental Misconduct.” Meanwhile, Rihanna’s attorney Donald Etra has spoken on today’s developments… click here for more on this story.
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