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Rihanna

The Face of a

Battered Woman

2/22/2009 12:55 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has obtained a photo of Rihanna taken after Chris Brown allegedly beat her.

Battered Woman
The LAPD has just released this statement.

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91.

Christa    

First of all, Bob Freeman... You are a digusting pig.... You should be locked up with Chris Brown and the other low lives that infect our planet.
Second, hopefully, Rihanna is strong enough to get away from Chris, prosecute him to the fullest extent and then find a man that will treat her right. Be strong... She could really be an example to millions of battered women if she follows through with this.

1983 days ago
92.

Alex    

Wow, I'm not sure what to say.

1983 days ago
93.

susan case    

Seriously guys, this should never EVER been published. This is for her alone to publish

Real low TMZ

1983 days ago
94.

Correction    

While I do think it is inappropriate for TMZ (or anyone else) to further victimize her by publishing these photos, it certainly does offer a grim dose of reality.

The saddest part is that most women (and men in similar abusive situations) forgive and forget this kind of thing until it is way too late.

1983 days ago
95.

Jane    

I am glad that you posted the picture. I am so tired of hearing people say nice things about Chris Brown. The man is a punk thug who deserves jail time. You just do not beat on a woman. Period.No excuse.

1983 days ago
96.

chitown hottie    

holy s*** he really effed her up! idk TMZ is not known for posting fake things, unless they state its fake. so i totally believe thats her.

1983 days ago
97.

deedub    

Eventually, we all knew someone would get their grimy hands on these, but to actually post them is unforgivable. NO woman should have to endure having these pictures made public - this is humiliating and difficult enough. Remember, she's a VERY young woman - what if this was your daughter? Shame on you guys...

1983 days ago
98.

Layla    

OMG!! Rihanna!

Chris Brown you're an evil bastard!! Why? WHY????

1983 days ago
99.

fry    

Please take this crap off and pay her a little respect. I usually enjoy all the absurd stuff you guys point out, but this is disgusting. I'm never accessing TMZ again.

1983 days ago
100.

Allison    

This should not have been posted. Some things in life, even in celebrities lives, should be kept private. Although its great TMZ always has the news first, this is disrespectful and shameful.

I judge you greatly for posting this on your site.

1983 days ago
101.

Kemi at Impaired Stars Canada    

If Rihanna EVER returns to Chris Brown after this, she can be assured that I will NEVER interview her or play her songs anymore in my house, car or radio. Officer Laura Taylor (Toronto Police Service Domestic Violence Unit) are you seeing this? This is what we both spoke about!!!! We NOW HAVE A PICTURE!!!!

1983 days ago
102.

Chivas    

This is absolutely disgusting. NO woman should ever have to endure this kind of treatment. Celebrity or not, she deserves better than this. She's a beautiful, talented, not to mention WEALTHY young woman.

1983 days ago
103.

northern gypsy    


no...say it's not true...she's back with him ???
because after this smack-down...i'd be sleepin with one eye open !!!
odds are against him never doing it again...cut him loose...pronto...

1983 days ago
104.

MJ    

WOW, Hotter than ever. Hope this isnt photoshoped. HOT

1983 days ago
105.

HITZhoney86    

oh god... poor baby. Get better honey.

1983 days ago
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