if she is subpoenaed to appear in court, Rihanna will testify against her boyfriend, singer Chris Brown, her lawyers have confirmed. Brown is currently facing two felony charges for assaulting his girlfriend. He is currently free on $50,000 bail. He was granted a continuance at his arraignment hearing on 5th March 2009.
Rihanna is said to be keen on exerting the full power of law against her boyfriend. He allegedly beat her up and left her face battered and bruised on the night of February 8. She claims she was attacked when she found a long text message on Brown’s phone from his former lover. In retaliation, Brown tried to push her out of the car, and when he couldn’t do so, he threw a ‘barrage of punches’ at Rihanna’s face, bit her ear and pressed her neck until she almost passed out.
The attack was reported to have left Rihanna’s mouth filled with blood, which splattered all over her clothes. It has been suggested in the papers that the injured Rihanna managed to free herself by kicking Brown away and gouging his eyes. A passerby called the police after hearing Rihanna’s screams and cries for help.
Her lawyer Donald Etra told MTV news, “She is planning to do everything that the law requires her to do. If she is required to testify, she will do so.” Etra was overheard telling Brown in court on Thursday 5th March that Rihanna ‘would like this to be over as quickly as possible.’