LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) — Singer Rihanna cleared her schedule to testify next month in the case against singer Chris Brown, who is charged with brutally beating her earlier this year, her lawyer said.
Rihanna’s lawyer revealed that the singer will comply when prosecutors call her as a witness.
While Brown’s lawyer previously indicated he hoped to resolve the case without public testimony, Los Angeles Criminal Court Judge Patricia Schnegg set on Thursday a preliminary hearing for June 22.
Schnegg also ruled Thursday that a leak of police photos showing Rihanna’s bruised and bloodied face would not affect the prosecution of Brown.
Brown, 19, faces two felony counts of assault and making criminal threats stemming from an early morning incident on a Hollywood street in February.
After a short motions hearing Thursday, Rihanna’s lawyer Donald Etra revealed that prosecutors told him they would call Rihanna — whose full name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty — as a witness at next month’s hearing.
“She will definitely comply with the subpoena and any court order,” Etra said.