Developments in Rihanna-Chris Brown Case

Singer Chris Brown's lawyer, Mark Geragos, sought dismissal earlier this afternoon of the two felonies charged against his client; he cited the leaked photograph of a visibly battered and bruised Rihanna as evidence of court malfeasance. "The leaks can form the basis for a motion to dismiss the case in regards to outrageous governmental misconduct," Geragos said, according to an E! News story. The Los Angeles Police Department has been investigating the leak since the photo's release on gossip site TMZ.com -- but so far, has not pinpointed a source.

In related news, Rihanna will finally be able to reclaim the $1.4 million in jewelry she was wearing the night of the alleged assault, which was also the evening of the Grammy awards. The baubles were taken in to be photographed as evidence and had yet to be returned, per the Associated Press's report. The pop star's representation had requested a judge's order for their return, and finally reached an agreement with the court today.