Rihanna's father RONALD FENTY has launched a scathing attack on her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown after the singer pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from the former couple's alleged fight in February (09).
The R&B star was arraigned at Los Angeles County Court on Monday afternoon (06Apr09) and officially charged with two felonies - assault and making criminal threats.
But Rihanna's father is not happy about Brown's decision to contest the accusations.
He tells UsWeekly.com, "So what happened? Somebody else did this to Rihanna then? I just would like to see justice go in the right direction. I don't want his career to be damaged - its damaged already. I think hes a talented guy, but everybody should have to pay.
"When you do the crime, you do the time. I don't want to see him locked up for a long time - I just want him to acknowledge and get some help. Who did it? Thats the question now. If hes not guilty, who did it? He should say 'guilty' and let the court be leaning into him and try himself to the mercy of the court, see if he gets a fine... Now hes going to go beyond that and it could go longer, it can be even worse. It can be worse for him in the long run."
Brown will be back in court for a preliminary hearing on 29 April (09).