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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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61.

e2verne    

She should leave his sorry butt. Regrettably, like many abused women, Rihanna is under the mistaken notion that this man will change. She is also, like most abused women, misunderstanding what love is all about.
It's quite simple - love does not hurt. If it hurts, it's not love. It may be a lot of other things-obsession, lust, jealousy, sense of ownership, but it's not love. Love makes you happy-even when times are tough. Love makes you smile even when you want to cry. Love does not punch you in the face.
It is unfortunate that neither her family nor her "handlers" are able to get past the money and fame stuff, and help this woman get out of this relationship. Dollars have replaced affection and caring in this group of misguided individuals.

2029 days ago
62.

SMASHLEY    

Um DUH. Same Ol' Song And Dance My Friends.

2029 days ago
63.

marilyn    

Rihanna's Bloodstained Gown(E! Online)

Los Angeles (E! Online) – The cops apparently left no stone unturned while investigating Chris Brown.

E! News has learned exclusively that, among the evidence turned over to the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office for its probe into the singer's alleged attack on Rihanna, is a bloodstained Gucci gown identified as the one Rihanna was wearing when they fought on the morning of Feb. 8.

"The police took Rihanna's dress into evidence because it had bloodstains on it," says a source close to the investigation. An LAPD spokesman tells E! News, "We don't comment on domestic violence cases."

The $11,000, flowing strapless gown was provided to Rihanna by Gucci, with whom she has a multimillion-dollar endorsement deal, for Clive Davis' annual Pre-Grammy Gala at the Beverly Hilton, where she and Brown were spotted looking cozy the evening of their altercation.

E! News also has learned that, just hours after the alleged attack, the LAPD filed an emergency protective order—at Rihanna's request—barring Brown from having contact with the "Umbrella" songbird. The order expired five days later, according to sources.

"It is standard practice for the cops to ask the domestic-violence victim at the scene of the attack whether they would like an emergency protective order keeping the attacker away," Santa Monica-based criminal defense attorney Alec Rose tells E! News.

"If the victim requests it, the EPO is issued and is good for five days. After that time period, the victim would have to notify the District Attorney's Office if they would like the order extended."

—Reporting by Whitney English, Claudia Rosenbaum, Giselle Ugarte and Aly Weisman



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2029 days ago
64.

miz    

Chris Brown can be the Poster Child for those who Excellate their Verbal and Physical Abuse on their Partner. .. Gets Anger Management and is suddenly Cured. Yesss.... Sssiree Bob.

And then fellow male Hip Hop performers who have stood behind him can say.. See, we told you he just needed forgiveness for his one mistake. He's CURED as long as she don't push his buttons.

Yeah Whatever

2029 days ago
65.

blablayupyup    

RiRi is Dum Dum. Chris Brown has always been a tosser, and now he has proven to many people that he also likes to beat girls too..."Chris "Breezy" your a f**kwit - don't drop the soap".

2029 days ago
66.

egriffin    

#14, I agree that Brown probably should be prosecuted. But calling him a "male primate" is racist and uncalled for. Domestic Violence goes on in ALL races.

2029 days ago
67.

Dayum    

Unbelievable. I think it is absolutely abhorrent that Rihanna had the NERVE to get her blood all over Chris's hand! Jesus, how could she?

2029 days ago
68.

Tutti Froooooty    

I loved his double mint ad, too bad they discontinued it!!!

2029 days ago
69.

egriffin    

Kenny (#33), this has nothing to do with anyone's culture! Domestic Violence goes on in all races in the U.S. and it crosses both sexes and all classes! To echo another poster, that's like saying that it is in white culture to kill your wife and kids and then yourself because you didn't get a promotion or whatever! What ignorance!

But then again, that's probably what you wanted all along and that was to start something. If that was your goal, then you won but its a hollow victory if that was the case. In some ways, your sicker than Chris Brown to even perpetuate the stereotype based off of one guy. I am a black man and I've never abused a woman in my life!

2029 days ago
70.

retardoboy    

egriffin - that's why I said Kenny is dumb, stupid, ignorant, idiotic, and ultra retarded, among other niceties.

I'm an anthropologist, so I know "black" has nothing to do with behavior. But, typing does.

Skin color is determined by 6 genes. 6 out of 25,000. It has nothing to do with almost everything about who you are. We make it mean something when we focus on obvious visual differences between people and force people that look alike to be in similar groups.

I could go on and on about this, but let us just sum up by stating: We have to educate the Kennys of our world, so that no more Kenny comments will occur.

Dr. retardoboy

2029 days ago
71.

eskimo sue    

How sad..Rihanna and Chris Brown...another Whitney and Booby Brown story. Hey..Is Chris,..Bobby's son?
Susan Pryde

2029 days ago
72.

Abecca Ling    

Rihanna and Chris Brown are now HUSBAND AND WIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2029 days ago
73.

miz    

You can't deny that it's not also a cultural behavior. Not necessarily a black thing but a cultural one.
Do European Men, The Deep South or even Rap Lyrics ever send off those vibes??

2029 days ago
74.

white knight    

Maybe she keeps talking back?

2029 days ago
75.

J    

**I REALLY HOPE AND PRAY THAT RIHANNA AND CHRIS SUE TMZ AND PUT THEM OUT BUSINESS. **
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**I REALLY HOPE AND PRAY THAT RIHANNA AND CHRIS SUE TMZ AND PUT THEM OUT BUSINESS. **
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**I REALLY HOPE AND PRAY THAT RIHANNA AND CHRIS SUE TMZ AND PUT THEM OUT BUSINESS. **

2029 days ago
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