Well, Rihanna’s attorneys have already said that the singer "will comply" if she were subpoenaed to testify in the Chris Brown hearing. Today Rihanna was put to the test: she was formally served with a subpoena, and she is keeping her word.
‘Rihanna was served at my office by L.A. DA investigators,’ Etra says. ‘If the preliminary hearing indeed goes forward, she is now legally
required to be there, she will be there, and will answer all questions
The purpose of the June 22 hearing is to determine if there is enough evidence to actually try Chris on the assault trial, so it makes sense that Rihanna’s testimony is key.
‘Rihanna’s testimony can make or break the case,’ says L.A. criminal
defense attorney Jeffery Rubenstein, who’s not involved with the case. ‘Her willingness to testify and be truthful about what happened is a
step closer to convicting Brown. On the other hand, if prosecutors fail
to present a case, Geragos can seek to dismiss or reduce the charges on
the spot.’ "
I bet she wants this whole thing to go away, but I’m glad she’s brave enough to cooperate with the authorities.
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