Chris Brown pleads "not guilty" in LA court (Apr. 6th 2009)

Chris Brown unsurprisingly pleaded “not guilty” to two felony counts – assault and making criminal threats against his girlfriend Rihanna – Monday at his arraignment in a Los Angeles courtroom. He arrived at Los Angeles Superior Court Monday afternoon about thirty minutes late, dressed in all black with a somber look on his face. The 19-year-old singer was surrounded by security, a few close family members and his lawyer, Mark Geragos, as he entered the court house for his arraignment, which sources say lasted about 20 minutes.

Chris Brown pleads \"not guilty\" in LA court (Apr. 6th 2009) Chris Brown pleads \"not guilty\" in LA court (Apr. 6th 2009)

As expected, Rihanna was not present, and at a press conference outside of the court house, her lawyer Donald Etra confirmed that the not guilty plea was “fully expected” and he said his client “will do everything that the law requires here to do,” which means that if she is subpoenaed to testify in court, she will absolutely do it.

Chris Brown arrives at LA court for his arraignment (Apr. 6th 2009)

At the arraignment, Chris replied “not guilty” in a barely audible tone when asked what his plea was on the two felony charges against him. He also waived his right to a speedy preliminary hearing within 10 days. His lawyers are currently due back in court on April 29th, though he is not required nor expected to be there.

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