has lost his bid to delay the June 22 preliminary hearing in his assault case, the California Supreme Court has ruled. The R&B singer, 20, has pleaded not guilty
and threatening Rihanna
, 21, on Feb. 8.
The preliminary hearing will determine whether enough evidence exists for the case to go to trial, and Rihanna has been subpoenaed
as a witness. Brown could face up to a four-year sentence if convicted of the charges against him.
– Stephen M. Silverman