07/09/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Chris Brown's Lawyer: "I Fight For The Underdog"

Not since the O.J. Simpson murder trial has a case involving domestic violence received so much national attention. The unfortunate saga between pop princess Rihanna and golden boy Chris Brown has generated so much heated debate among men and women--young and old--about the dark side of love and abuse. Brown's attorney, Mark Geragos, who has represented everyone from Michael Jackson to Winona Ryder, speaks out for the first time in an exclusive interview with ESSENCE.com to offer some insight into how the media frenzy has affected this case, his soft spot for the underdog, and why he won't stand by and let folks get away with leaking those scandalous photos.

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