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California Supreme Court won't block preliminary hearing in Chris Brown-Rihanna case

The California Supreme Court won’t stand in the way of a preliminary hearing for R&B singer Chris Brown, accused of assaulting and threatening pop star Rihanna.

At its weekly conference this morning, the high court decided not to intervene in the case, which could see Rihanna take the stand against her former beau.

Brown’s lawyer had asked the justices to postpone the June 22 hearing to consider whether a Superior Court judge was correct in denying a defense request for access to internal police files.

The attorney, Mark Geragos, said the records could relate to the leak of a photo of Rihanna’s bloodied face to the gossip site TMZ.com. Judge Patricia Schnegg said that the defense was only entitled to request such files for the trial and not the preliminary hearing.

Brown, 19, faces nearly five years in prison if convicted of two felonies in the alleged attack on the 21-year-old singer, whose real name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty.

-- Harriet Ryan

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I am really praying for both Chris and Rihanna. I hate all of this and I know they are both suffering greatly. I'm glad it will not be postponed because they need to get it over with as uncomfortable and shameful as it is. God bless you Chris and Rihanna. They are too young to be dealing with this level of drama. The media and everyone is really making too much of it.

it doesn't appear that chris brown is suffering one iota, except for the real possibility that he may sit in jail for awhile.

She better tell the truth, and not make the whole mess out to be Chris' fault!!

What is sad about this whole ordeal is the fact that they still are madly in love with one another. Things happen in relationships all the time. Not saying that what took place was suppose to take place, however, there is two sides to this story and it is only right for her to admit her part in it all, instead of the media making Chris out to be a women beater. I love the both of them and with time, guidance and understanding of how they have affected both of them will bring on the healing that is needed for them to grow as individuals first, then as a couple if that is what they still want. However, it should not be a forced relationship in any way. My prayer goes out to the both of them because they are so young and so inexperienced. There are even some adults who are still inexperienced when it comes to relationships. Think about that for awhile before you point fingers.

chris brown will be fine because of what he is doing and how he is doing things now. he has a great crisis team that is telling him to go to events and not out to the clubs like rihanna. she making it all too easy for him if she was really hurt by what he "did" then she would stay home and chill out to make him look bad. but she its so i give the best of luck to chris brown and so to rihanna


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