Chris Brown was in court today in regards to the Rihanna ‘beating’ case. Brown, of course, pleaded ‘not guilty.’
The Associated Press reported today’s Chris Brown court appearance as follows:
“Chris Brown pleaded not guilty Monday to threatening and assaulting his girlfriend, fellow music star Rihanna.
The 19-year-old R&B singer entered his plea, speaking in a soft voice, while standing alongside his lawyer, Mark Gergos. His mother sat in the first row, red-eyed.
Within moments of the hearing, a lawyer for Rihanna said the singer was hoping a plea deal could be reached before the case goes to trial. “She would be pleased if this was over quickly,” attorney Donald Etra said. He reiterated that Rihanna would testify if required.
Brown was charged in March by Los Angeles County prosecutors with felony assault likely to cause great bodily injury and making criminal threats. He was arrested nearly a month earlier after police said he was involved in an early morning altercation with a woman who identified the “Run It!” singer as her attacker.”