Chris Brown’s legal team suffered a setback yesterday when their efforts to delay the R&B singer’s preliminary hearing were rejected.
Brown attorney Mark Geragos requested a hold on the case on the grounds that the leaked police photo of Rihanna’s injuries would compromiseBrown’s defense. He failed to convince the judge, however, and the preliminary hearing — which will determine whether the case goes to trial — is still set for June 22.
Meanwhile, Brown’s ex Rihanna will also appear in court, having recently been subpoenaed to testify.
“Rihanna was served at my office by L.A. DA investigators,” her lawyer Donald Etra told People. “If the preliminary hearing indeed goes forward, she is now legally required to be there, she will be there, and will answer all questions truthfully.”
Brown is facing felony assault charges after allegedly assaulting Rihanna in February. He has pleaded not guilty.
Meanwhile, Brown has beefed up his security detail because he has received death threats authorities believe are credible, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
The paper’s source says the threats, which have made Brown “paranoid” about his safety, have been coming from a group — or individual — calling itself the ”Women’s Protection Action League.”