Chris Brown Pleads Not Guilty

Chris Brown arrived at a criminal courthouse in downtown Los Angeles at approximately 3:25 p.m. today to plead not guilty to the two felonies—assault and making criminal threats—that he’s been charged with in the alleged February 8 beating of his girlfriend Rihanna.

Rihanna, who was seen arriving in her homeland of Barbados on Friday—did not attend the arraignment.

Brown is accused of brutally beating Rihanna after a pre-Grammys party at music-bigwig Clive Davis’ home, following an argument about a text message he had received from another woman.

The “Run It” singer is expected back in court on April 29 for a preliminary hearing.