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Rihanna:

Chris' Beatings

Kept Getting Worse

3/5/2009 10:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Even if Rihanna refuses to cooperate with prosecutors, the L.A. County District Attorney may have evidence even more powerful than the gruesome photos. Multiple law enforcement sources tell TMZ, the night of the attack Rihanna told cops she was the victim of escalating violence -- and the perp was Brown.

Chris Brown, Rihanna

LAPD cops interviewed Rihanna after the attack and she told them Brown had been violent toward her in the past and that the attacks were getting "more violent" as time went on. The interview is potent evidence if the L.A. County D.A. charges Brown with felony domestic battery, and that could happen as early as today.

And there's something else. The photo that TMZ obtained showing Rihanna battered, bloody and bruised is mild compared to other photos. We've learned additional pics were taken on February 9, the day after the attack, and they are far more gruesome -- the bruises and swelling far more pronounced. We're told these photos show injuries that could be devastating in a case against Brown.


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Shar    

I can't imagine Rihanna living to the age of 30. This attack was so violent, and he threatened to kill her. It seems inevitable that he will kill her eventually, now that she's decided to return to him.

I wonder if there is a betting pool somewhere on how long she will live?

I hope no law enforcement officials die while trying to protect her from her foolish decision.

1967 days ago
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Cream Puff    

Plz He aint goin to get lock up dats my boo and i dont care what nobody say i mean come on she still love his azz no matter what he did and she aint innocent her self either they both did something wrong to bring this out so think what yall saying

1967 days ago
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A fan    

That is just beyond messed up. Ill never understand why a woman stays with an abusive man. I know they break em down, make em lose their self esteem etc. but it shouldnt get to that point. If he makes you fear him- then leave him but not before you get a couple good hits in there yourself! A man ever beat me like that- he better not sleep too soundly cuz one morning he wont be waking up. Im sure she loves him for the person he can be, but deep down inside hes in need of some serious psycho therapy and allowing this behavior to continue by going back to him will do nothing to help him change his behavior. I dont know what is wrong with Chris's mother. If my son did something like that, hed be afraid to come home cuz his mama would beat his butt black and blue.

1966 days ago
4.

headintheclouds    

Poor Chris! I hope the cops find the real beater. This misunderstanding is getting out of hand!

1966 days ago
5.

PHYLPHYL    

CHRIS IS A YOUNG 19 YR OLD BOY COMING INTO HIS OWN. CHRIS ,REMEMBER YOUR INTERVIEW WITH 105.1, WHEN THE DJ, LET YOU KNOW HOW ISLAND GIRLS ARE.

I DON'T CONDOME MEN HITTNG WOMAN, BUT ON THE OTHER SIDE, WOMEN SHOULD NOT THINK, "OH IF HE HITS ME, I WILL CALL THE POLICE AND HE WILL GET ARRESTED AND IN CHRIS' CASE, MESS WITH HIS CAREER.

HE IS YOUNG. HE REALLY NEEDS TO FINISH HIS EDUCATION AND MEET EVERYDAY NICE GIRLS, WHO ARE NOT IN THE HYPE OF FAME AND LOOKS.

RIHANNA IS NOT!!!!!!!!!, REPEAT!!!!!!!!!!!!REPEAT!!!!!!!! IS NOT GOOD FOR CHRIS. RUN LIKE HELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

RIHANNA HAD NO BUSINESS READING HIS TEXT!!!!!!! THAT WOULD SURELY LEAD TO A REACTION FROM HER.

WOMAN LIKE HER WANT TO CONTROLL. IF THEY WERE FRIENDS FOR 2 + YEARS, BEFORE THEY BECAME A COUPLE, THEN SHE KNOWES A LOT ABOUT WHO CHRIS IS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1964 days ago
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NOT ALWAYS WHAT IT SEEMS    

IF CHRIS WAS DRIVING HOW DID HE PUNCH ALL OF HER FACE AND WHY? CALL SOMEONE ELSE TO CALL THE POLICE WHY NOT CALL THEM FOR UR SELF. AND THAT IS HIS PHONE . SHE HAD NO RIGHT TO CHECK HIS PHONE. SO IF YOU GO LOOKING U WILL GET. NO HE HAD NO RIGHT TO HIT HER BUT SOMETIME PEOPLE TAKE U TO THE LIMIT AND HE TRIED TO GET HER OUT CAR. I GUESS NO ONE HAS SEEN THE MOVIE IT'S A THIN LINE BETWEEN LOVE AND HATE ( WITH MARTIN LAWRENCE. O I HAD A HUSBAND WHO HIT ME . BUT IF ONLY TOOK THE SECOND TIME AND I GAVE IT TO HIM. NOW HE IS EX

1964 days ago
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iamreese    

Umm...question....Where were the body guards when all this was going on? Don't they both travel with body guards everywhere they go? Why didn't somebody stop this madness?!!

1963 days ago
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Dorian Rayn    

If the stats are true that 1 in 4 women in north america is in an abusive relationship - i would expect more condemnation than what we have seen to date- it is outrageous that more women are not outraged by this!. Chris Brown will walk free - because 'justice' is in the pockets of the clever criminal lawyers, and who can afford these clever criminal lawyers? You got it- Criminals!. Bet they are already working on a big PR marketing campaign by the end of which Chris Brown will be akin to Mother Theresa, and Rihanna will be akin to OJ!

1961 days ago
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WOW2009    

I hope that Rhianna ends up like Tina Turner & not Nicole Brown-Simpson...where is her family? She needs them!

1961 days ago
10.

jayngene    

who are we to judge either one of them. we all just have to leave it up to the courts, judges, prosecutors and so on and so forth. there is usually two sides of any story told and the way it looks is that chris is trying is hardest to defend himself but with the photo showing evidence what he had done, well it's hard to even consider self defense. who knows maybe rihanna provoked chris but in that matter only both chris and rihanna know who did whatever to whom, but still no matter if she did provoked him, that gave him no right to hit. no man has the right to hit a woman and no woman has the right to hit a man. if your a woman who hits a man just be prepared to fight like a man!

1961 days ago
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onuorah nneka    

So sorry, about what happened to you RIHANA. I hope you do know that you are a beautiful young lady and needs a better man for now and in the future. Please do leave Chris Brown alone. Some one better out there needs you.

1961 days ago
12.

RMP    

The reason she doesnt want to testify because it's going to come out that she started the fight . She got enraged at the text and tried to take his phone, when he didnt let it go she started hitting him with her stilletio's. He was defending hisself, had she hit him in the right place she could have seriously hurt him. She should be getting just as much BAD press as he is if not MORE!!! She should have started it!!! PUNKS JUMP UP TO GET BEAT DOWN!!! She took him back b/c she know this SH** is all her fault

1954 days ago
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Dorian Rayn    

what surprises me is that there has not been a ground swell against chris. i would have expected the media who espouse their philosophies about equality between sexes etc would have hung this guy out to dry by now. but there is hardly a ripple. and the only rationale i can offer is that spousal abuse is probably so rampant and so pervasive in north american society that nobody is outraged and shocked by it. its probably so common that women on blogs actually defend his actions : rihanna must have pressed his buttons; we dont know the whole picture; she must have done something to deserve it; its only an isolated incident; well she went back to him didnt she; the pictures are doctored...
nowhere have i read or heard anyone say: WHO IS GOING TO RID US OF THIS MAN?!

1949 days ago
14.

Foot Fetish    

Hi to all the ladies in here,FIRST!!!!

1969 days ago
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toofastforyou!    

FRST AGAIN SUCKERS!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

1969 days ago
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