Arriving almost 30 minutes late for his court hearing yesterday, singer Chris Brown pleaded not guilty to his alleged assault against then-girlfriend, Rihanna.
Brown's lawyers are said to be planning out a plea deal with the L.A. District Attorney's office in order to avoid a course case at all costs.
But let's be honest, how is he going to convince anyone with evidence like this?
When asked about the plea deal, Rihanna's lawyer said, "I believe there are efforts by all parties involved to resolve this case expeditiously. That would be beneficial to everyone. Rihanna would be pleased if this case were resolved quickly and fairly."
The pop singer's father, Ronald Fenty, also spoke out, saying Brown needs to "stop being in denial." He told reporters,
"So what happened? Somebody else did this to Rihanna then? I would like to see justice go in the right direction. Who did it - that's the question now. If he's not guilty, who did it? He should say 'guilty' and let the court be leaning into him and try himself to the mercy of the court, see if he gets a fine. I think he's a talented guy, but everybody should have to pay. When you do the crime, you do the time."
Brown is due back in court on April 29th. Let's hope justice will soon be served!