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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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136.

sympathetic    

Rihanna honey, have you heard of O.J. Simpson?????????????

1969 days ago
137.

AC    

They both need counseling and to be seperated from one another for at lease 6 months to a year while undergoing professional weekly therapy. We have a girl who does not like herself (perhaps a childhood issue of lack of self worth) and a boy who is spoiled, has an emotional problems with impulse control when in an intimate relationships. We all can be fooled by anyone's outside projected public persona, but when we are in intimate relationships we all get triggered and can act differently. Don't be fooled by pretty packages. Anyone who supports abuse of any kind just does not get it! This is serious and as I thought, this was not the first time he has done this and she has accepted. This cycle escalates and she will end up dead or permanently disfigured at some point given the vicious beating gave her this time.

Cycle of Violence:
Incident * Any type of abuse occurs (physical/sexual/emotional)

Tension Building

* Abuser starts to get angry
* Abuse may begin
* There is a breakdown of communication
* Victim feels the need to keep the abuser calm
* Tension becomes too much
* Victim feels like they are 'walking on egg shells'

Making-Up

* Abuser may apologize for abuse
* Abuser may promise it will never happen again
* Abuser may blame the victim for causing the abuse
* Abuser may deny abuse took place or say it was not as bad as the victim claims

Calm

* Abuser acts like the abuse never happened
* Physical abuse may not be taking place
* Promises made during 'making-up' may be met
* Victim may hope that the abuse is over
* Abuser may give gifts to victim

1969 days ago
138.

jemkls    

Rihanna is stupid, she thinks Chris still loves him, but he's just playing nice so she will be nice towards him and not say more about their abused relationship.

1969 days ago
139.

Mommy Of One    

When I first found out about this, I was shocked. I never thought Chris Brown was capable of doing such a low thing. But, Rihanna is just as much in the wrong here. Someone before me posted that Rihanna was a bad role model, that she has the support of the entire world and she chose to go back to that abuser. And, WTF, I agree. By Rihanna going back to him after he has continuously (or so she claims) beat her, it's going to give her younger fans the idea that being abused is okay. How many pre-teens and teens follow in their idols footsteps? If she doesn't stay away from him for herself or her career, she should do it for her fans. After all, her fans are the ones who made her success possible.

C'mon RIHANNA, open your eyes! You can do a hell of a lot better than that little boy anyway! What are you afraid of?? Idiot.

1969 days ago
140.

S.J.    

SORRY! BROWN'S GETTING HIS JUST DESSERTS! AND THIS AIN'T THE FIRST TIME EITHER? LET THIS BE AN EXAMPLE TO ALL YOU STANK-A** GUYS WHO GO THIS ROUTE...JUST LEAVE HER BE!

1969 days ago
141.

j.atl    

RIRI...LOVE YOURSELF FIRST and DUMP THIS LOSER!!!

1969 days ago
142.

choctawlvks    

I don't feel sorry for her, if she stays with him, he will kill her. She needs help but only she can ask for it. I can't believe she went back to him already.

1969 days ago
143.

James    

Sweetheart, if the beatings kept getting worse with time, why did you run back to him after smashing your face in? Is this your idea of a 'power couple'? He's a punk and you're a loser if you think this is the best you can do. So he owns a Lamborghini! He treats it better than he treats you! Did he send you a bill for the clean up? Your image puts you out there as a sexy and confident woman.....is it just an illusion? Your fans will drop you as fast as Chris Brown's if you don't snap out of it. Instead of listening to your publicists, why don't you give Tina Turner a call?

1969 days ago
144.

SxxyMami    

Everyone is so judgmental. It's not as easy as you think, They are both victims. You should pray that they get the help they need to get through this, whether it's together or apart. You can't help who you love, and if love withstands all things why shouldn't they at least try? They're both young, they will get through this. It didnt kill them, so it will make them stronger...until you have walked in their shoes, don't be so eager to cast the first stone.

1969 days ago
145.

Okay    

OMG, Amen to the last comment. By taking Chris back tells him it's ok what he has done! You're to young, "love" doesn't fix this! What's Love Got To Do With It! Better listen to Tina!

1969 days ago
146.

Okay    

Comment 162 was intended for comment # 152

1969 days ago
147.

btlefan51    

To Andrew McDonald - why are you calling her names? She certainly has a problem (maybe her dad was like this and that's all she knows), but to call her names like that? Tacky man, real tacky. You are blaiming the victim.

1969 days ago
148.

SeAsOn    

I used to like Chris Brown, BUT, being a survivor...
I NOW HATE HIM. JACKASS!

1969 days ago
149.

Chris    

Its official, chris brown officially took it to an unnecessary level. If you haven't read already its on http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090305/ap_en_ot/people_chris_brown. I totally lost all respect for this singer, not even as a signer anymore but as a person. Seriously, all that violence because you're basically suspected of cheating? Rhianna will be fine, but I hope chris brown will at least be able to put his life together after this.


I just feel a mixture of anger and sorrow

1969 days ago
150.

The Turk    

Almost 40 years ago I was working in the executive parking garage at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles . Tina Turner and the Ikettes arrived in a red jaguar and Ike arrived in a white rolls royce. The next thing I knew I heard a smack and a scream. I turned around and saw Tina walking with difficulty toward the celebrity entrance in between the Ikettes with her hands over her face and clearly sobbing. After a few minutes, Ike and two other gentlemen followed them in. During my break I went upstairs to see Ike and Tina perform and I wondered how she was able to do it. At this point, perhaps Rihanna will think long and hard about what is happening to her, take a very deep breath, make a bold decision, and move on with her life.

1969 days ago
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