Singer Chris Brown, who allegedly beat up his girlfriend singer Rihanna, said his attack on her was just a lovers' tiff.
Brown's lawyers want the charges to be dropped against him, thesun.co.uk reports. They want a court hearing in Los Angeles next week.
A source said: "He will argue it was a misunderstanding between two young people passionately in love."
The lawyers claim the shocking photo of Rihanna's injuries will not ensure a fair trial.