Chris Brown's lawyers investigate Rihanna photo 'leak'

Monday May 11, 2009

The legal team of R&B star Chris Brown has asked to view paperwork from a police investigation into how a photograph of his former girlfriend Rihanna was leaked to the press.

An image of the Umbrella singer with bruises on her face emerged online after Mr Brown's arrest in February for allegedly attacking her.

Mr Brown's lawyer Mark Geragos is alleging – in motion which will be heard in court on May 28 - that a Los Angeles Police Department officer sold the picture to a celebrity website.

Mr Geragos believes that if police files contain evidence of misconduct they may form a basis for the case against his client to be dismissed.

Photo: © Getty Images

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