Chris Brown’s attempt to delay hearing fails

The singer must face assault charges this month

Chris Brown‘s attempt to delay his hearing on assault charges has failed.

The singer’s attorney, Mark Geragos, filed an appeal earlier this month with the Second District Court of Appeals in California to push back Brown‘s hearing, but two court justices signed an order rejecting the arguments without stating why, reports the Associated Press.

Geragos argued that the hearing should not take place until the California Supreme Court issues a decision on a matter relating to to the case, which could affect its outcome. He said that if the Supreme Court ends up ruling that defendants should be able to gain access to certain police files before the preliminary hearing, as opposed to afterward — as is currently the case — then Brown could end up being subjected to two costly hearings.

Brown is accused of beating his former girlfriend Rihanna after a pre-Grammy party in February, as previously reported. The preliminary hearing is now scheduled for June 22.

–By our Los Angeles staff.
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