According to TMZ.com Chris Brown wishes to put in a plea, but only to a misdemeanor offense. This would mean the singer, who allegedly beat his girlfriend Rihanna so badly she nearly lost consciousness, would get a slap on the wrist, but no jail time.
The story broke on the news portal yesterday A.M. and was rightly met with angry reactions of “FTW????”.
Apparently, woman-beating is fine, so long as the female started it. According to some accounts, the ‘Umbrella’ singer was the agressor and started the actual physical element to the fight, when she threw a mobile phone at Brown.
TMZ were told Brown’s people have consulted with outside legal eagles — including law school professors — who have said Rihanna’s own aggressiveness takes it out of the felony category. Sources say Rihanna was the first one to strike — slapping and striking Brown “numerous times” while he was driving, after seeing the text message from another woman.
And Rihanna was fighting Brown as he punched and hurt her. We’re told much of this is reflected in the official police report based on what Rihanna told cops. As a result, they say, this is not a case that demands a felony plea.
It should be noted in my professional opinion as a busybody gossip blogger that this is kind of a pile of steaming horse shit. TMZ point out that there are cases in which the woman is said to be the initial aggressor, but “the jury convicts the male because it was an unfair fight and the man could have walked away.”
The latest twist in this tale is that Brown could have shot himself in the foot – as it were – when 9 days after the incident he apologised to Rihanna via a text message to her assistant. (The idiocy of that makes my head hurt, so I’m not even gonna go there).
This could constitute a legal admission of guilt; this teamed with the fact that leaked pics of Rihanna show bruising and swelling before the injuries swelled further and yet Brown, as you may have noticed, seems to have no visible injuries at all.
More on this fuckery as it breaks….
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