It seems like Chris Brown is looking for a ‘get out of jail free’ card. Sources say that he is willing to cop a plea but only to a misdemeanor charge and with no jail time. Brownâ€™s lawyers have apparently consulted with other legal sources who say that Rihannaâ€™s actions alone would take this case out of the felony category.
It is said that she was the first one to strike at Brown, slapping and striking him numerous times while he was driving after Rihanna had found a three page text message on Brownâ€™s phone from another woman. They started fighting and Brown allegedly tried to force her out of the car but since she was wearing her seatbelt he couldnâ€™t. Brown is said to have shoved her head against the passenger window. When she turned her face towards him he punched her and continued punching her while driving. There was blood all over Rihannaâ€™s clothes and on the inside of the car. Her mouth was filled with blood.
Brown allegedly told Rihanna, â€œIâ€™m going to beat the s**t out of you when we get home. You wait and see.â€ Rihanna managed to fake a call leaving a message saying, â€œI am on my way home. Make sure the cops are there when I get there.â€ This only made Brown madder. He told her, â€œYou just did the stupidest thing ever. Iâ€™m going to kill you.â€Â According to the police reports he continued punching her, he bit her on her ear, her fingers and put her in a headlock until she almost lost consciousness.
TMZ was told that according to this statement the criminal charges were brought against him. Someone in the law enforcement claims, â€œItâ€™s kind of weak, and the D.A. is not going to prosecute a high profile case like this unless itâ€™s solid.â€ However given the nature of the attack, a felony domestic battery charge is virtually a done deal. That is a less serious offense than making the criminal threats though.
Another way of looking at this though would be that when a woman physically starts a fight with a man, a jury could convict the man because they would feel it would be an unfair fight saying the man could have just walked away. When the photos of Rihanna are shown in court they could compare to the fact that Brown had no significant injuries from the fight, this could cause him a problem for Brown.
To make matters worse Rihanna reported to the police that Chris Brown has beat her up before and the violence has been escalating. Detectives also have a text message sent to Rihanna by Brown apologizing for what he done to her and telling her he was getting help. This information can be used in court as evidence and could be very damaging to his case.