Chris Brown finally had his day in court today, almost two months after his arrest for suspicion of assaulting his girlfriend Rihanna. More specifically, he, “punched her in the left eye with his right hand (then) continued to punch her. The assault caused her mouth to fill with blood and blood to splatter all over her clothing and the interior of the vehicle.” The AP says…
Brown entered his plea, speaking in a soft voice, while his mother sat in the first row, red-eyed.
The 21-year-old "Umbrella" singer was represented by attorney Donald Etra, who said Rihanna is hoping that a deal can be worked out before a preliminary hearing or trial in the case, but that she will testify if required to.
"She would be pleased if this was over quickly," Etra said.
By all accounts Brown is trying to arrange a plea bargain, which will save everyone a lot of time and hassle. If the attorneys and judge can agree on a plea, the prosecutor won’t have to prosecute the case, the defense attorney won’t have to defend it and the judge wont have to judge it. Must be nice. Must be nice to have a million dollar career where everyone can just agree not to do what their very specific job title says they do and that’s somehow okay. Go ahead and try that at your job. If you’re a waiter, the next time someone comes in and orders a steak and a beer, just say, “No no no no, I talked it over with the chef and the bartender and we agreed we’re not doin any of that. We compromised and decided you sitting down was good enough. Anyway, you owe us 94 dollars, so I’ll just take this whenever you’re ready.”