Chris Brown has been granted a special court hearing later this month (Mar09) to discuss his girlfriend Rihanna's account of their fight.
Brown, 19, was hit with two felony charges after an argument with Rihanna allegedly turned violent on the night of 8 February (09).
The singer, 21, was reportedly left with cuts and bruises and needed medical attention for her injuries.
The couple reunited at Sean 'Diddy' Combs' Miami, Florida mansion just weeks later (28Feb-01Mar09), sparking reports Rihanna had ceased to cooperate with investigators and would not testify against Brown.
And now Brown's lawyer, Mark Geragos, has arranged a meeting in the chambers of Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg to address the Umbrella star's testimony, according to
Brown is not scheduled to be present at the hearing, which is set for 23 March (09).
The Kiss Kiss singer remains free on $50,000 (£36,410) bail; he was granted a continuance until 6 April when he appeared at his arraignment hearing last week (05Mar09).
If convicted, Brown faces up to four years and eight months behind bars.