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- July 06, 2009
- Vol. 72
- No. 1
Chris Brown Pleads Guilty
On the Same Day Rihanna Was Set to Testify in Court, the R&B Star Makes a Deal with the D.A. and Avoids Jail Time
So why did Brown cop a plea now? Perhaps to spare his on-and-off girlfriend the stress of testifying. But L.A. criminal defense attorney Jeffery Rubenstein, who isn't involved with the case, has another theory: "When he saw she was fully ready to testify, he caved in." Brown's guilty plea permanently taints his image. "It's a tragedy to his reputation and reduces his legitimacy [as an artist]," says a music insider. "This will haunt him."
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