Rihanna photo could get Chris Brown off the hook

Chris Brown’s attorney Mark Geragos is looking to get the alleged beating case dismissed based on the leaked photo of a severely battered Rihanna. E! News reports:

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg today set a preliminary hearing for May 28 on Brown’s double felony case–the result of Geragos pushing for as late a court date as possible to allow him adequate time to respond to the still-pending investigation into just how Rihanna’s police photo was released.
Should the gruesome photos’ appearance prove to be the result of a police transgression, Geragos told E! News that he will move to have Brown’s entire case dismissed.
“The leaks can form the basis for a motion to dismiss the case in regards to outrageous governmental misconduct,” Geragos said.

“Your honor, clearly my client beat the living shit out of his girlfriend, but since the police leaked photograph evidence of said beating to the media, we’re asking you to let him back on the streets with no punishment whatsoever. Then we’re going to sue the cops so he can buy a Lamborghini made entirely out of Toaster Strudels and Faberge eggs.”

Only in America. Hurray!

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