Lynn Harris is an author, essayist, commentator, and award-winning journalist. Her most recent book is the satirical novel Death By Chick Lit, whose prequel was Miss Media. She is also co-creator with Chris Kalb of the award-winning website, online headquarters of the only superhero who rescues men and women from romantic emergencies. A standup comic for 10 years (now retired), Lynn also co-wrote and co-starred in the Off-Off Broadway show Lynn Harris on Ice.

Yesterday, Chris Brown was charged with two felony counts related to the alleged assault against his girlfriend, Rihanna—but he's innocent until proven guilty. We've ousted celebrities for lesser offenses than beating their girlfriends, so why can't we walk away from him? Maybe for the same reasons Rihanna can't bear to.