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Chris Brown's Attorney Requests Delay On Rihanna Assault Case

Jun. 17 2009, Updated 12:01 p.m. ET

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Chris Brown's attorney Tuesday requested the California Supreme Court delay the singer's pending assault case in connection with his alleged attack on ex-girlfriend Rihanna in Los Angeles this past February.

Attorney Mark Geragos appealed to California Supreme Court, hoping to stall Monday's preliminary hearing at the Los Angeles Superior Court, according to Reuters.

Geragos said he wants the court to rule on his attempts to extract information from the police in connection with a leaked photograph of the battered Barbadian beauty went public. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg in May denied the request, saying it was too early in the case to address such issues. 

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If the delay is not granted, Rihanna has said, via her attorney, she will comply with a subpoena ordering her to appear in person at Monday's hearing. She could even take the stand at that time.  

At Monday's preliminary hearing, the judge will decide whether there is enough evidence to bound Brown over for trial.  The California Supreme Court must first accept the case, and if it does, it could make a decision at any time.

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