AN attorney for R&B singer Chris Brown has asked the California Supreme Court to delay the assault case against the pop star until it can rule on the lawyerâ€™s attempt to get information from police.
Court records showed on Tuesday that the court has not ruled on the request by attorney Mark Geragos, who is defending the 20-year-old Brown against a charge that in February he beat former girlfriend Rihanna, who is also a pop star.
Geragosâ€™ appeal with the California Supreme Court seeks to delay a Los Angeles Superior Court hearing set for Monday.
Geragos is seeking the delay while he asks the California Supreme Court to rule on his request for information from Los Angeles police. Geragos wants details on a police probe of a photo leak that showed Rihanna looking bruised and bloodied.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg last month denied Geragosâ€™ request for information about the photo leak, saying it was too early in the case to deal with that.
Rihanna, 21, has been called to appear at the Los Angeles court hearing set for Monday and if asked to testify, her attorney has said she will do so. Brown would also be present.
Rihanna scored hit songs with Umbrella and Disturbia, and Brown hit the pop charts with Kiss Kiss and Run It. â€” Reuters.