A court spokesman announced Thursday that Rihanna’s testimony at Chris Brown’s preliminary hearing on assault charges scheduled for Monday will not be televised.
Prosecutors are expected to call Rihanna, 22, as a witness Monday afternoon as they make their case that Brown beat her, said Los Angeles Superior Court spokesman Alan Parachini.
Los Angeles Criminal Court Judge Patricia Schnegg decided against allowing cameras into the courtroom during Rihanna’s testimony, Parachini said Thursday.
Brown, 20, faces two felony counts of assault and making criminal threats stemming from the early morning incident on a Hollywood street in February. If he reaches a plea agreement, Monday’s hearing would be unnecessary. His lawyer, Mark Geragos, previously indicated he hoped to resolve the case without public testimony.
Rihanna — whose full name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty — cleared her schedule so she could be in court if prosecutors call her as a witness, her lawyer, Donald Etra, said last month.
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