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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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106.

Dipika    

Its so pathetic to see her going back to such filthy trash. Only reason why he is kissing her ass and making up is because he doesnt want to go to jail and wants to improve his image with the public. Too bad she doesnt realize this now. I hope the prosecute him even if she refuses to testify.

2060 days ago
107.

whatthefrig    

Oh well, she must like getting beat, the low life is back with the low life....takes one to know one.

2060 days ago
108.

EGGO    

The story is not new......it's as old as the hills.....I knew she was going back with him because abused women always do. In her mind she has told herself that he loves her and he will not hit her again. We on the outside know he will but Rhianna will have to come to accept this. She is no different than any other abused woman. Try not to judge her ....she needs help

2060 days ago
109.

annmarie from Texas    

he's a pig. an animal. what kind of drugs is he on? and what kind of drugs is she on?

2060 days ago
110.

paris phillippe    

The next time or the time after or the time after that, he will murder her by accident.

2060 days ago
111.

IslandGirl    

TMZ needs to back the f$ck off already. Leave them alone. It's like you all are out to detroy Chris Brown's life and future. We don't want to know anything else about the case. BACK OFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2060 days ago
112.

Elle    

We see so many of these cases - she can use this to empower and educate other young girls and women who are in the same situation. If this situation had not recieved this attention (and thank God it did), we would be putting flowers on her grave. Yet another statistic of domestic violence. I say: slip on thos stiletto's and WALK girl. No shame. Lots of pain. But at least you will be alive. Next time he does this, he will make sure he keeps the blows to t=your body and you'll feel so ashamed and scared that you will stay. HE must hide his face, HE must go into hiding, HE must be ashamed and HE must know that he did something worng. Supporting you all the way. xxx in SA

2060 days ago
113.

fallen angel    

He was getting more and more violent - and she STILL took him back?! Wake up girl - he's not gonna change and next time, you may not be as lucky to get away from him. Take the opportunity and put some distance between you and the psycho!

2060 days ago
114.

ME    

YOU STUPID BITCH. YOU THINK THE LAST ONE WAS A VIOLENT ATTACK. JUST WAIT UNTIL THE NEXT ONE WHICH WILL SURELY HAPPEN. HE WON'T STOP UNTIL HE'S BEAT YOU TO DEATH YOU DUMBASS. BUT YOU KEEP RIGHT ON LOVING HIM.

2060 days ago
115.

well    

i heard diddy appointed himself judge and thinks that everybody deserves a second chance.

but to do that he assumed, apparently wrongly, that this was the first time it happened.

yes people make mistakes, but some mistakes are too big to deserve a second chance even if it is the first time

2060 days ago
116.

well    

actually in a case like this I believe a wife can testify

2060 days ago
117.

Baje    

Island Girl, TMZ is doing the right thing, putting out there very pertinent information. If you don't want to read it, don't visit the site. This case is everybody's business. A crime has been committed. A crime is an act against the state, an act that is punishable. Unless you don't consider beating in a woman's face a crime and like the other thugs in the music industry consider it 'a mistake'. Many children witness this sort of behaviour in the home, learn it and exhibit all types of problems at school such as attention deficit and violence. Anyone who thinks violence in the home or among partners is 'private' is fooling themselves or can't be bothered to speak out against it. Is it desirable that women who raise children should have to do so under duress, stress and fear for their life? What type of society would we be creating?

2060 days ago
118.

well    

"The next time or the time after or the time after that, he will murder her by accident."

he knows what he is capable of now if he didn't before. if he chooses to stay with her, there's no way it would be an accident, since he knows what he might do

2060 days ago
119.

ZW    

If and when evidence supports a conviction with or without Rhianna's testimony, if Brown gets time, somebody BE A REAL MAN & BEAT HIS - - - DOWN. And when he gets out. Somebody else, be a REAL MAN & BEAT HIS - - - DOWN, then grab him by the collar and WIPE THE FLOOR, ASPHALT, or ANY OTHER SURFACE WITH HIM!

2060 days ago
120.

lets be real    

HEY IÁM A WOMAN AND I THINK THAT WHEN WE HIT OR START BEATING ON YOU MEN. TAKE IT OR RUN LIKE A BITCH SO I COULD GET A GOOD LAUGH.

2060 days ago
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