Rihanna photo could get Chris Brown off the hook

April 29th, 2009 // 47 Comments

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!

Photos: Splash News
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  1. Christina

    makes sense!

  2. beast man

    first

  3. Gargamel

    Chris Brown is a dick and a coward.

  4. pappy smeary

    Beating up your girlfriend and getting the case dismissed!

    That’s what you call having your cake and eating it too

  5. Rhinna

    The bitch is ugly as fug. he was just trying to give he a make over.

  6. ph7

    None of this would have been an issue if Rhinna just learned to listen.

  7. pappy smeary

    you better watch your mouth #4, she just got a mini-tattoo of a gun and she knows how to use it

  8. Susie

    she should prob get another gun tattoo

  9. Phil

    Yeah! I’m OUTRAGED! What possible reason could there be to require cops to follow the laws that the citizens pass??? Let’s give ‘em guns and tasers and set ‘em loose, no rules at all!

  10. What are those black birds called that make all of that useless racket?…..

  11. beast man

    @7 jealous much……lol

  12. ToTellTheTruth

    Her hair looks SO GREASY…I’d love to throw a match in it just to see how high the flames would actually go.

  13. Kitty says

    I hate Chris Brown. I hope a pigeon shits on him.

  14. Jesse

    “The leaks can form the basis for a motion to dismiss the case in regards to outrageous governmental misconduct,”

    I assume the last part is a reference to the failure to institute a national program of eugenics?

  15. Rick

    The real problem in this case is that she just looks like an uppity beotch who DESERVES to get hit.

  16. Kim (not Kardashian)

    God Bless America, land of the completely fucked up.

  17. Kim (not Kardashian)

    Rick, in that case, you sound like someone who deserves to be castrated!

  18. derf

    not to ruin this sweet dialogue on racism and whether or not rihanna is fugly, but any other lawyers out there who could explain to me the grounds on which he’s going to get the case dismissed? this has nothing to do with the actual/wrongful collection of evidence, and if it’s a juror-prejudice issue, well, just find some jurors who live under a rock (they’re the only ones stupid enough to make it through voir dire anyway).

  19. Eric

    If you don’t hit a bitch, you end up looking like Matthew Broderick.

  20. Shabs

    #19
    Any evidence that leaves the chain-o-command before the trial, whether by being lost, stolen, or leaked to the media, cannot be used in the trial. Its a safety check in place to insure that the police arent planting evidence, and is often exploited by lawyers. Without properevidence,the judge can be forced to dismiss on a technicality

  21. gonna have to smack a bitch?

    Really, who cares? More importantly, where were those photos taken? Near a barn or horse tent? Was she attending something at Matthew Broderick’s wife’s place?

  22. Will

    Yea only in America, superficial writer! You want police to have rights that go beyond the constitution? Move to fucking Russia you piece of shit.

  23. Jesus

    A lot of bluster on Brown’s lawyer’s part.

  24. Erica

    Her body is looking slamming in these pics.

  25. ruffnit2

    The LAPD above the U S constitution. They do not have to follow the law. Sell the evidence and still have the defendant prosecuted for the crime. Victimize the injuried party again by holding their personal property hostage. The LAPD some bad mofos. Only in LA could this happen.

  26. Jeezy

    You are all idiots.

  27. Jade

    There is something seriously wrong with our judicial system.

    There is also something seriously wrong when police officers can and do leak this stuff. Not only should they be fired, but they should be thrown in prison for compromising a case if the outcome of said case is that it is being dismissed due to the leak.

    But if the evidence is there, why does our judicial system ignore it since its been leaked? Fair trial? I am just confused how someone would would not get a fair trial if the photo is leaked, and jurors see the photo, since the photo is already damning and evidence.

    But yeah.. lawyers are awesome. They know their client is a guilty woman beater and they get them off on a technicality, and somehow they sleep at night. It must be in a mattress created from blood money.

  28. Flash

    Rihanna… girl… you look marvelous darling. Play your cards right and you could have me. It’s like the saying goes… “Once you go white, you might say alright”

  29. Wally MoFongo

    That’s one suckable tit!

  30. Danklin24

    WTF? Hey since it was leaked it was all the police departments fault. I bet they even kicked the shout of Rihanna themselves(you know how LA cops are to black people) and framed Chris Brown for it. Perfect! I solved to case. Can we stfu about it now?

  31. Danklin24

    WTF? Hey since it was leaked it was all the police departments fault. I bet they even kicked the shit of Rihanna themselves(you know how LA cops are to black people) and framed Chris Brown for it. Perfect! I solved the case. Can we stfu about it now?

  32. alex

    #21 – correct in theory, but not in application. The motion to dismiss in this case would not be based on lack of evidence, but likely on theory that he was so prejudiced by improper release of photo that he will not be able to get a fair trial.

    Presumably, besides that single photo, there are: statements made to police, medical records, witness statements, confessions etc. Likely that there is a wealth of evidence.

    Your discussion of chain of command is correct, I just don’t think that is basis of motion here.

  33. justifiable

    #29 Shabs (#21) did an excellent job of explaining why – if everything in evidence from autopsy reports to inflammatory photos is leaked, any lawyer with half a brain can argue that it’s not only compromised, but such prosecutorial misconduct means the state’s process is corrupt and it has no intention of playing by the rules. Add that to tainting any jury pool, denying his client’s right to a fair trial. This is the stuff that can get your badge pulled or get you censured or disbarred.

    If the evidence is there, why shouldn’t we see it now, you ask. Because it’s only supposed to be seen in the course of a trial by a jury, not before, and the media can put a spin on it that a courtroom can’t – which is why juries are often sequestered, to keep media and other influences from interfering with the process. The media can fuck up a trial sure as shit and they have far too much weight. (Charles Manson deliberately tried to get a mistrial by showing the jury a newspaper headline where then-President Nixon declared him guilty – when the trial was only half-over.)
    The case is supposed to be tried in court, not the media, and it sucks that someone in the LAPD sold out and compromised it.

    On the other hand, Geragos is a bottom-feeder who’s notorious for claiming shit that never does happen – I think Scott Peterson was supposed to explain it all to us, too. His client list reads like the ‘who’s who’ of scumbags and he hasn’t had a big win in a long time.

  34. Melissa

    Mark Geragos is such a scumbag… Then again, so is this missing link lookin mother fucker. If he does get off, I hope the public scorn for him will be enough to make his disgusting ass go into permanent seclusion.

  35. mikeock

    Bitch needs to learn her place, don’t you know?

  36. lol Geragos got a lotta ballzz, id like to see him pull that and get away with it…

  37. simmerdown

    This should be a mistrial – and set a precedent for the media to stay out of a criminal trial. Everyone has convicted him without a fair trial just read some of the comments on this blog. We haven’t heard his statement. This is why we have a jury system, innocent until PROVEN GUILTY.

    No fair trial – then no trial – it is in our constitution.

  38. what

    You just KNEW this was coming…Brown is a p*ssy! Takes a real man to beat a woman, then run from the consequences…f*ggot!

  39. Coolio

    #36 Right about Geragos but wrong about public scorn. Most of those who listen to his music probably don’t understand what all the fuss is about in the first place.

  40. That’s what she gets for making stupid fucking music.

  41. One of those weird legal things. Like you get a video tape of someone being killed, but it’s inadmissable because they didn’t know they were being filmed.

    I suppose you could set someone up by manipulating opinions, but uhhh…I don’t know.

    That dress looks nice on her not counting weird postures and what not.

  42. notfunny

    oh man i would beat the shit out of her, just not with my fists ;)

  43. ASDF

    I THINK YOU’RE ALL A BUNCH OF HYPOCRITS. THIS WAS NOT THE FIRST TIME RIHANNA HIT/SLAPPED CHRIS. SHE SAID SO IN HER STATEMENT. THE 1ST TIME HE HELD HER BACK AND TOLD HER TO CALM DOWN. THIS TIME HE TRIED TO GET HER OUT OF HIS CAR. NOW IF SHE DECIDES TO SLAP AND HIT ON THIS MAN (FROM HER STATEMENT) WHILE HE’S DRIVING A VERY HIGH POWERED $300,000 RENTED CAR – WHY DOES SHE NOT DESERVE TO BE HIT BACK? THE PERSON THAT CALLED THE POLICE SAID SHE WASN’T CRYING OUT FOR HELP – SHE WAS STILL FUSSING AT CHRIS…I AM A FEMALE – NOT A CHRIS BROWN FANATIC – BUT I DO BELIEVE THAT HE AS BEEN TOTALLY DEMONIZED BY ALL YOU HYPOCRITS THAT ARE THE SAME PEOPLE THAT WANT EQUAL RIGHTS FOR WOMEN – BUT FEEL IT’S OK FOR A WOMAN TO BEAT ON A MAN – AND THE MAN IS THE ONLY ONE TO SUFFER CONSEQUENCES – CHRIS IS NOT ‘GETTING’ OFF – BUT RIHANNA IS BUT ONLY LEGALLY – YOU CAN TELL THE GUILT IS KICKING HER ASS – SHE’S LOST WEIGHT, CAN’T GO TO HER CONCERT, AND HASN’T SMILED SINCE SHE DECIDED TO DESTROY CHRIS BECAUSE HE WANTED TO MOVE ON DUE TO HER POSSESSIVENSS AND JEALOUSY.

  44. ASDF

    I THINK YOU’RE ALL A BUNCH OF HYPOCRITS. THIS WAS NOT THE FIRST TIME RIHANNA HIT/SLAPPED CHRIS. SHE SAID SO IN HER STATEMENT. THE 1ST TIME HE HELD HER BACK AND TOLD HER TO CALM DOWN. THIS TIME HE TRIED TO GET HER OUT OF HIS CAR. NOW IF SHE DECIDES TO SLAP AND HIT ON THIS MAN (FROM HER STATEMENT) WHILE HE’S DRIVING A VERY HIGH POWERED $300,000 RENTED CAR – WHY DOES SHE NOT DESERVE TO BE HIT BACK? THE PERSON THAT CALLED THE POLICE SAID SHE WASN’T CRYING OUT FOR HELP – SHE WAS STILL FUSSING AT CHRIS…I AM A FEMALE – NOT A CHRIS BROWN FANATIC – BUT I DO BELIEVE THAT HE AS BEEN TOTALLY DEMONIZED BY ALL YOU HYPOCRITS THAT ARE THE SAME PEOPLE THAT WANT EQUAL RIGHTS FOR WOMEN – BUT FEEL IT’S OK FOR A WOMAN TO BEAT ON A MAN – AND THE MAN IS THE ONLY ONE TO SUFFER CONSEQUENCES – CHRIS IS NOT ‘GETTING’ OFF – BUT RIHANNA IS BUT ONLY LEGALLY – YOU CAN TELL THE GUILT IS KICKING HER ASS – SHE’S LOST WEIGHT, CAN’T GO TO HER CONCERT, AND HASN’T SMILED SINCE SHE DECIDED TO DESTROY CHRIS BECAUSE HE WANTED TO MOVE ON DUE TO HER POSSESSIVENSS AND JEALOUSY.

  45. If her tattoo is butterfly,let the world see. Email educhristopher@yahoo.com

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