Will Rihanna's TMZ mugshot get Chris Brown off the legal hook?
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg set a preliminary hearing for May 28 on Brown's double felony case. Brown's attorney Mark Geragos wants as much time as possible to respond to the still-pending investigation into Rihanna's leaked police photo.
If it turns out that the leak was the fault of a police source, Geragos told E! news, he wants to get Brown's case dismissed.
"The leaks can form the basis for a motion to dismiss the case in regards to outrageous governmental misconduct," Geragos said.
At the request of Rihanna's attorney Donald Etra, the judge agreed to release the $1.4 million worth of jewels and a designer gown Rihanna was wearing the night of the alleged assault. The jewelry was taken into police custody as evidence, along with a bloodstained Gucci gown.
Included among the accessories to a crime: a pair of earrings and three rings worn to a pre-Grammy party. Etra said that the pricey pieces would be taken to Rihanna by an armed guard and then returned to the private companies who loaned her the sparkly items.
Thank heavens for the speed at at which the designer gown and jewels were returned. Justice may be blind, but it's not dumb.
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