Rihanna Allowed to Record Chris' Calls, May Testify Against Him

    Chris Brown, Rihanna AP Photo/ Bob Chamberlin; Larry Busacca/Getty Images

    Chris Brown's felony case may turn into a tale of the tape.

    According to court documents filed yesterday and made public this morning, Rihanna has been granted approval to record any future phone conversations she has with Brown.

    The criminal protective order, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, covers any communication made over the next three years, lasting through March 5, 2012.

    While Rihanna declined to seek an order specifically barring her reunited beau from contacting her, the "Run It" singer has been ordered not to "harass, strike, threaten, assault (sexually or otherwise), follow, stalk, molest, destroy or damage personal or real property…or block [Rihanna's] movements."

    He is also not allowed to "prevent or dissuade" her from attending or testifying at future hearings.

    Good thing, since Rihanna's attorney has already made clear that the singer will, if necessary, take the stand.

    "If there is a proceeding where her presence is required, of course she will follow the law and be here," her attorney, Donald Etra, told E! News outside the courtroom yesterday.

    "I think Rihanna would like this over as quickly as possible."

    Etra was present to represent Rihanna at Brown's hearing yesterday when the 19-year-old was charged with two felonies, assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury and making criminal threats.

    "She as the victim in this case has a right to make an appearance and have her rights heard at all stages of the proceedings," he said.

    As for how the 21-year-old is doing, Etra said her condition has vastly improved.

    "She's doing great, she's recovered nicely. And she tremendously, tremendously appreciates the support, love and outpouring of concern that her fans have given her."

    Brown's arraignment has been postponed until April 6, most likely to give Brown's attorney Mark Geragos more time in which to broker a plea deal with the prosecution.

    —Additional reporting by Claudia Rosenbaum

    (Originally published March 6, 2009 at 1:05 p.m. PT.)


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