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Update: Chris Brown pleads not guilty!

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Chris Brown leaving court yesterday in L.A.

After arriving to court about 25 minutes late, Chris Brown quietly stated “not guilty” to charges that he threatened and assaulted Rihanna.

Rihanna’s lawyer spoke out to reporters afterwards, saying that the pop princess is eager to get back to her normal life and career.

It doesn’t sound like she is pushing for Brown to be punished for his actions.

If convicted, Brown could face up to four years in prison.

In case you’re wondering what those signs are about in the image above, they were made by the an organization called “Stoparazzi”. As featured on Stoparazzi’s official website:

We are an Anti Stalkarazzi advocacy group who supports the rights to privacy of celebrities. We support photographers and photo journalism but not the ‘Outlaw Paparazzi’ who stalk, chase, harass, lie in wait, provoke or use in-your-face taunting tactics. Our website is a resource for successful solutions, strategies and legal remedies you, as a celebrity, should know“.

“Rihanna’s Law” is something the organization started “which would make leaking, distributing and publishing private law enforcement crime photos (such as the one leaked of Rihanna) illegal, whether there was money exchanged or not”.

The existing law, “Mel’s Law”, requires an exchange of money in order for the person distributing the photo to be charged with a crime.

Do you think that celebrities should be protected in this way, or do you think being ambushed by paparazzi is a fair price to pay for being famous?

We would love to hear your thoughts on this!

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11 Comments »

  • Rick Lexington says:

    People are mad over reacting to this. Granted he went to far. But no one wants to face the fact that she started this she was pushing buttons like a motherfucker. It’s not like she burnt dinner and he just went to town on that ass. There’s a whole bunch of things that don’t make sense.

    But the city and other people are trying to milk this for all it’s worth. They don’t care that this dude is going to be in jail for them to be on the fame train.

  • Kenkay says:

    I know this is waaaaay off the subject but North Carolina is the CHAMP’s!!!!!!! Talk about domination…

  • weezy says:

    The fact is she is a woman, if shes pushing your buttons as a man pull over and drop her ass off and be over with it. Thats what makes a man, A MAN!

  • Rick Lexington says:

    She tossed his keys, can’t go nowhere without the keys lol. Show me what planet where it’s that easy. Do you really think the same girl that’s pushing your buttons is going to get out the car, especially drama free. I know for sure it’s not, been there done that homie lol.

    I ain’t saying what he did was right, but people got to realize for every effect, there’s a cause. And if you try to cause something your not always going to get the desired effect.

  • Kenkay says:

    After reading weezy’s comment I’m convinced he’s the real weezy f baby, dude lay off the stuff!! Ok, look I’m sorry… that wasn’t necessary.

  • Veronica says:

    I’m so over this. Whats worse to me then the whole situation is people trying to justify it. There are many, many men that have had their buttons pushed by their woman, their mama, their sister, their cousin, and were strong willed enough not to lay the smack down. A strong man has self-control, and he knows the consequences of his actions. More then likely this was just another case of learned behavior from his father who never taught him the proper way to take care of his frustraion, and have a level of emotional restraint. Chris made his bed…. and regardless of what anyone thinks about it, or has to say about it, our opinion doesn’t mean ish, the only opinion that matters now is in that court room. We’ll see how it plays out.

  • Rick Lexington says:

    Ok so your saying it’s fine for females to push males buttons and they’re supposed to take it like a punching bag? That’s BS. Plus you all are forgeting that dude is a kid dating a woman that is 2yrs older than him. Dude can’t even have alchi and you all are saying real man this and that. She’s not his mom/sis/cousin etc. It is not the same thing.

    Well a real woman wouldn’t have went off on dude. Hell, a real woman wouldn’t have been insecure enough to go through a mans phone. It’s called trust. A real woman would’ve checked her not him if she did come across it.

  • Veronica says:

    Lol. Are you for real? I’m saying men and women push each others buttons all the time in relationships. It doesn’t justify physical abuse. As far as trust goes who are you to say he hadn’t already done something to break that trust, because once its gone its hard to get back. she shouldn’t have to fight him for his cell, he should be able to just give it to her and not have anything to hide. Please, we’ve seen it on cheaters a million times, “baby why you so insecure? why you don’t trust me?” Lol. Women are good and secure til they’re given a reason no to be.

    She may not be YOUR sister, cousin, mama, whatever, but she is SOMEBODIES, and why should someone else’s deserve more or less respect than any? You mean to tell me as old as you are, or aren’t idk,the only way YOU know how to handle the situation he was in is to start punching this girl in her face?

    Who gives a shit that she’s two meesely years older then him. Boys shouldn’t hit girls is something the rest of the educated world learned in grade school.

    You know one good open-handed slap across the face is almost, ALMOST forgiveable. It would have stopped her in her tracks and shut her the fuck up. But he unleashed a dam beatdown on a girl. He’s not a little boy, he knew what he was doing.

    But hey, you know what, by no means am I trying to sound like I want to crucify Chris, he’s young and I hope he overcomes and becomes a better man. Like I said, I’m just tired of people trying to justify physical abuse. And I respect your opinion Rick, its just different from mine.

  • star da el says:

    i wish a bitch or a nigga would put their hands on my niece nephews or my brothas, i would tell them to fight back, seriously. its not right to say that a man cant hit a woman but its ok to hit a man. rick is right that is bull shit! i grew up in a house of all men and my daddy always said if anybody put their hands on you, man or woman, beat tha hell out of them. as 4 tha reason why this happened if rihanna never threw out his keys, went through his phone and all that other shit she would have never gotten hurt, if she dont trust why is she fuckin him? i’m not saying that he should have whooped her but think about it he comes 4rom an abusive background you gotta be careful with cats like that 2 begin with.

  • victoria esteve (remember that name) says:

    he’s not a man tho… he’s still 19. thats still really young. what do they kno about anything? he grew up in an abused home, and as a BOY when you get angry you revert to what you kno. he shouldnt go to JAIL he should go get counsling. jail will not fix the problem. it might just worsen it. whats he going to learn tehre? fear women, hate women, or how beat them so it wont leave marks…

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