Rihanna will get back $1.4 million in borrowed jewelry she was wearing the night she was allegedly beaten by Chris Brown.
Prosecutors agreed to have the jewelry photographed for evidence if it is needed at a trial. The 21-year-old singer’s attorney had requested a judge’s order for the items’ return, but an agreement was reached Wednesday morning.
Donald Etra said after the hearing that it will allow Rihanna to return the items to companies that lent them to her. She wore the jewelry, described as a pair of earrings and three rings, to a pre-Grammy party.
“Rihanna just wants the owners to get their goods back,” Etra said.
Brown was arrested Feb. 8 and charged nearly a month later with assault likely to produce great bodily injury and making criminal threats.
The 19-year-old “Run It!” singer wasn’t in court Wednesday, but could face a preliminary hearing in June when a judge will decide whether there is enough evidence for the case to go to trial.
His attorney, Mark Geragos, told Superior Court Judge Patricia M. Schnegg that he intends to file a motion soon seeking access to Los Angeles Police Department records that may help Brown’s case.
The motion seeks access to personnel records, and Geragos told Schnegg he was looking for evidence of possible police misconduct.
The LAPD opened an investigation into the leak of a photo that appeared to show a beaten and bruised Rihanna, but hasn’t offered any updates.
Etra reiterated Wednesday that Rihanna will testify if she is called. He has said the singer would like the case to be resolved without a trial.