News: Chris Brown Faces Judge, Ordered "Not To Annoy, Molest Or Harass" Rihanna [Video]
Friday, Mar 6, 2009 10:30AM
After showing up to a California courthouse Thursday (March 5) afternoon, Chris Brown's arraignment for an altercation with Rihanna was pushed back to next month.
Prior to his arrival, Brown received two felony charges.
He had been charged hours earlier by Los Angeles County prosecutors with felony assault likely to cause great bodily injury and making criminal threats. He was arrested nearly a month earlier after police said he was involved in an early morning altercation with a woman who identified the him as her attacker. Court records list Brown's victim as "Robyn F." Rihanna's real name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty. She was nor present in court but was represented by an attorney. (Associated Press)
The LA Superior Court commissioner placed a light order on the male singer.
Brown, 19, did not enter a plea, and his arraignment was delayed until April 6. But the commissioner issued a protective order against the singer, saying, "Mr. Brown, you are not to annoy, harass, molest, threaten or use force or violence against anyone." (People)
Rihanna's attorney, Donald Etra, spoke on his client's requests against Brown.
"Rihanna requested that no such order be issued, so the court ordered what's known as a level one protective order, ordering Chris Brown not to annoy, molest or harass her. We feel that is more than sufficient in this case," Etra told the press. "It's not a contact order. It's just one party cannot annoy, molest or harrass the other. So that's the order in affect now." (Access Hollywood)
Brown's actions could cost him nearly five years behind bars if convicted on all charges.
He is facing assault by means likely to create great bodily injury and criminal threats. He has been free on $50,000 bail since his arrest. If convicted, he faces four years and eight months in state prison. (US Magazine)