The website seattlepi.com reported in an article on May 28, 2009 that prosecutors will be calling Rihanna, 21, as one of the witnesses at a preliminary hearing against R & B singer Chris Brown, 19, who faces assault charges. Rihanna’s lawyer, Daonald Etra, told new reporters that prosecutors have informed him that Rihanna, whose real name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty, will be receiving a subpoena to testify in June. The preliminary hearing will center on whether there is enough evidence to go on with the case against Brown. Etra stated that Rihanna will obey the order and would be the first time she appears in court. Rihanna will be subject to cross-examination by Brown’s lawyer, Mark Geragos. Police investigators and other potential witnesses have not been named but will likely be included.
Brown faces criminal assault and criminal threat charges for allegedly hitting and choking Rihanna in February. The couple was planned to appear at the Grammy’s just hours before the incident.
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