Chris Brown Pleads Not Guilty

April 6, 2009

Chris Brown appeared in a Los Angeles court this afternoon and pleaded not guilty to two felony charges laid against him. The charges stem from an alleged assault against pop star and Brown’s former girlfriend Rihanna.

Brown has been charged with assault likely to cause great bodily harm and making criminal threats. The 19-year-old arrived at the courthouse looking somber and wearing a subdued black suit. He was accompanied by his lawyer Mark Gergaos. After pleading not guilty to both charges, Brown agreed to return to court for a preliminary hearing on April 29th. If convicted, Brown faces up to give years in the big house.

Rihanna was not present during the proceedings.

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