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Should Rihanna Testify Against Chris Brown in Court?

Chris Brown was formally charged with two felonies on Thursday before his first appearance in court, though Rihanna apparently wants his legal ordeal to be over as soon as possible. Despite her desire to get on with things, her attorney said Friday that she'll take the stand if the court requires her to do so. Her testimony could bolster the case against Chris, but she also seems to have made peace with what allegedly went down between them since she's taken him back. So, tell us — do you think Rihanna should testify against Chris Brown?

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RedAce RedAce 8 years
Definitely! Rihanna should be a prime example to women everywhere who are somehow stuck in an abusive relationship.
jaan_black jaan_black 8 years
are you kidding me
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
yes, i think that she should testify. we all know that it 'looks' like she's taking him back, and that's fine, but i think that he still needs to pay for what he did. there are so many women in the world that deal with men like that - and it's just not right.
queenvalerie queenvalerie 8 years
Sparklestar is right - she needs counseling. Battered Woman's Syndrome is very real and desperately hard to break. I am speaking from personal experience here, none of us (domestic violence victims) ever wanted what happened to us; for reasons that differ from victim to victim we all thought the abuse was our "due". That somehow we had caused it. Caused the anger, the violence, the torment. It takes a long time in therapy to figure out that this thinking is wrong and having to learn it in a public environment like Rihanna is doing now is probably doing even more damage because of the judgement raining down on her from every corner no matter *what* she does.
tomatoshirt tomatoshirt 8 years
I think I would be scared if the guy i am in love with laid his hand on me... Plus with that picture of Rihanna become public, I would be ashmed to take CB back.
Marlowe Marlowe 8 years
Yes Justice needs to be served in this case. He's hit her at least once before,and he will probably do it again.
kastarte2 kastarte2 8 years
Because she has taken him back, I don't think the DA can trust that she will go up there and tell the truth. She may color or distort what happened to try to protect him. This whole situation is so sad. I hope her family and friends encourage her to testify and to give a truthful account of what took place.
sparklestar sparklestar 8 years
How low is her self-esteem? The poor girl needs professional therapy and a restraining order for Chris. HE needs to be put away to show that you CANNOT GET AWAY WITH THIS. Nobody deserves to be choked and knocked unconscious.
Gwen-G Gwen-G 8 years
What a silly lady she is!
Gwen-G Gwen-G 8 years
'justice needs to be served'
RockAndRepublic RockAndRepublic 8 years
She doesn't want to be saved, she's already burying herself.
plkirk1961 plkirk1961 8 years
she should, but she won't because she is a chicken chit. she likes playing the VICTIM. all that attention.she makes me just as sick as he does for beating her!
Sophie827 Sophie827 8 years
I'm now almost at angry at her as I am at him. She's set a terrible precedent for others to accept domestic violence. Too many people in today's society already think it's ok and that the victim often 'deserves it'. She's a terrible role model for young people and doesn't deserve to be in the public eye. I don't know how someone could be so reckless with their safety and lacking in self respect. Doesn't she care how much this would be hurting her family and friends? To all the women who have ever faced physical or emotional abuse, 'STAND UP FOR YOURSELF, YOU DESERVE MORE.'
rafaela-losardo rafaela-losardo 8 years
IS THAT EVEN A F-CKIN QUESTION??????
ShePirate2010 ShePirate2010 8 years
she'b be so stupid if she didn't.....if she lets him get away with it...she is setting the worst example....and only hurting herself more....Chris is an A hole among other things!
shannon_xo shannon_xo 8 years
i can't believe people voted "no" either. disgusting.
danni2009 danni2009 8 years
It's none of our business what she does but if it were me in her position I would make sure that he pays for what he did. The details of the attack are horrifying, how anybody could treat anyone like that is beyond me. Poor Rihanna must have been so terrified:(
M2daB M2daB 8 years
Can't believe people are voting for "no"
clew001 clew001 8 years
if he beats you once, he will beat you again.
Shannolyn Shannolyn 8 years
Wow. I'm shocked and really disturbed that people could respond "no" to this. This isn't some lovers quarrel. Chris Brown has been charged with two felonies. A felony is much more serious than a misdemeanor. They would've been required to have plenty of sufficient evidence to press charges at all. Where is the gray area here--because I'm not seeing it. He violently punched. bit and beat this woman with every intention to inflict the utmost physical harm. If he did it to her--a woman he professed to love--then what would stop him from doing it to someone else? What would stop him from doing it again? She has already admitted to police that it was an ongoing issue and it was escalating. This isn't an argument that needs to be put behind them. This is a violent crime. And she needs to testify.
la-vie-est-belle la-vie-est-belle 8 years
She's setting a terrible example for all young girls. Maybe next time she'll leave him. It's going to happen again because he clearly can't control himself. Hopefully she doesn't fall into the cycle. This completely ruined my view of her. I thought she was smart, but now shes just another dumb girl who is too insecure to let go of him.
genesisrocks genesisrocks 8 years
Poor girl she needs to dump him pronto!
esweet esweet 8 years
Of course I think she should testify and send him to prison, but more than that, she should never EVER have taken him back. He tried to kill her. And unfortunately odds are that he's going to do it again.
lemamike lemamike 8 years
Her example should me motivation for other women/girls to leave their abusive relationships, not rationalization for them to stay.
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