Singer Rihanna’s expected testimony at singer Chris Brown’s preliminary hearing on assault charges will not be televised, a court spokesman said. Prosecutors are expected to call Rihanna, 22, as a witness Monday afternoon as they make their case that Brown attacked her, said Los Angeles Superior Court spokesman Alan Parachini
Singer Rihanna cleared her schedule to testify next month in the case against singer Chris Brown, who is charged with brutally beating her earlier this year, her lawyer said. While Brown’s lawyer previously indicated he hoped to resolve the case without public testimony, Los Angeles Criminal Court Judge Patricia Schnegg set on Thursday a preliminary hearing for June 22. Schnegg also ruled Thursday that a leak of police photos showing Rihanna’s bruised and bloodied face would not affect the prosecution of Brown.
Singer Chris Brown, facing charges of domestic violence against his girlfriend, singer Rihanna, has withdrawn his nominations for two Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, a spokesman said. Brown, 19, had been nominated for “Favorite Song” and “Favorite Male Singer.” “Unfortunately, the controversy surrounding the incident last month has shifted the focus from the music to whether he should be allowed to be among those nominated,” the spokesman said in a written statement. The Los Angeles County District Attorney filed two felony counts against Brown last week relating to a February 8 incident in which police said he assaulted Rihanna, 21
Rihanna postponed a concert in Malaysia that was set for Friday night, according to the show’s promoter, following reports that she was allegedly assaulted by boyfriend Chris Brown.