Tuesday, April 07, 2009
Chris Brown Appears in Court
Controversial R&B singer Chris Brown appeared in a Los Angeles courtroom today (April 6), where he pleaded not guilty to two felony counts of aggravated assault and criminal threats. The 19-year-old singer was charged for his role in the violent beating of his girlfriend and superstar artist Rihanna, during an argument on February 8. Brown was charged for choking, biting and punching Rihanna, his 21-year-girlfriend. The R&B singer arrived at the courthouse around 3:30 PT, greeted by reporters and screaming fans. Brown’s not guilty plea comes as attorney Mark Geragos is seeking to negotiate a plea deal with prosecutors to prevent the teen from being charged with a felony. He is seeking to avoid having a “strike” on Brown’s record under California’s Three Strikes law. According to reports, Brown and Rihanna have taken a break from their relationship, yet are still an item. Brown has been receiving counseling, while Rihanna has been spotted in Los Angeles, New York, Barbados and L.A. since the beating.