Court Denies Request to Delay Chris Brown Hearing

Celebrity News Jun. 17, 2009 AT 4:11PM
Chris Brown Chris Brown is arraigned at the Superior Court of Los Angeles County on March 5, 2009 in Los Angeles, CA. Credit: Pool/Getty Images

The California Supreme Court denied a request to delay an upcoming hearing in the case of the Chris Brown, who is accused of assaulting ex-girlfriend Rihanna.

Despite the singer's lawyer seeking a delay, on Wednesday, the court posted the decision to keep the hearing as scheduled. It is set for Monday in downtown L.A.

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Brown's attorney Mark Geragos sought a delay because he is still gathering information about a police probe into a photo of a bruised and beaten Rihanna that was taken by detectives after the alleged assault and later leaked online. A lower court judge had denied Geragos' request and said it was too soon to seek information about the leak.

See photos of Rihanna and Chris in happier times.

At the hearing, in which Brown is expected to appear, evidence will be presented against him. According to Rihanna's attorney, if requested, she will also appear on Monday to testify. Brown has pleaded not guilty in the case. He faces up to four years in prison if convicted.

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