Update: Chris Brown pleads not guilty!
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!