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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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121.

well    

"Chris Brown is innocent!!!!!! It will be a mistake to put a good man like him in jail. SHE should be the one to get locked up for pissing him off!!!!!"

If he's so great why can't he control himself?

1973 days ago
122.

hehehehe    

toofastforyou: Are you just plain stupid or what? You are 4 minutes behind on being the first one, there buddy.

1973 days ago
123.

songstress101    

It is so unfortunate that most stars don't consider their lives are not their own... Whether they want to or not these two young people are role models to other younger people. Look at both of their examples... Chris Brown shows that it's okay to batter a woman if she makes you mad enough. Rihanna shows that no matter how bad a man treats or beats you, you should take him back if he begs hard enough. Wow... I think it's time to trade these two in right about now.

1973 days ago
124.

misty4u    

let's all wait and see till all the evidence is in! No one knows what happened for sure and she may be guilty too. she could started the whole thing and that's why she went back to him so she doesn't ruin his career. she needs to own up to her part in the mess and moce on ....away from him

1973 days ago
125.

Myal    

Get with it, TMZ. Get the photos that were taken of Rhianna a day or two after the criminal assault and put them out for the world to see. Let Chris Brown's defenders continue to try and minimize the horror of what he has allegedly done.

1973 days ago
126.

TIFFANY    

THIS COMMENT IS ANY AND EVERYONE WIT THE RACIAL COMMENTS TOWARDS CHRIS BROWN, NOW DONT GET ME WRONG HE NEEDS 2 DO SOMETIME AND GET HELP. BUT TO MAKE ANY COMMENTS ABOUT BLACK MEN AND BEATING THERE WOMEN IS WRONG. BECAUSE ITS DOESNT HAVE ANYTHING 2 DO WIT RACE, ITS FAMILY HISTORY, N PAST. BECAUSE BELIEVE ME THERE ARE ALOT ABUSE GOING ON N DIFFERENT FAMILIES N DIRFFERENT RACES. N CHRIS BROWN MAY NEVER HAD GOTTIN HELP WHEN HE WAS YOUNGER, WHICH HIS MOTHER SHOULD HAVE DONE. I DONT CARE HOW OLD A CHILD IS, THEY REMEMBER THINGS LIKE THAT. I KNOW I DID, N MY MOTHER GOT ME HELP SO THAT I WOULDNT, GROW UP 2 BECOME A ABUSER, OR LET MYSELF BE ABUSED BY SUM1 ELSE. AND I WAS 5 YRS OLD WHEN I SAW MY MOTHER BEING ABUSED N IM 20 NOW N STILL REMEMBER UNTILL DIS DAY.

1973 days ago
127.

just let it go already    

Not to make excuses but he needs real help. he has come from a background where his mom was abused and never learned how to deal with the way to handle a woman when he gets upset. He probaly always have shown hints of vilence but were ignored. Hopefully he will trully get the help he needs and come through this as a better man. As for Ri-Ri hopefully she can make the right decisions for herself and never let this happen agin whether she stays with him or goes. do'nt look to these people to role models for our kids that is our job. Celebrities should not be forced to be perfect because the world is watching. they are people just like us and no one is perfect.His carrer can be saved,if people are still buying a child molesters( R. k.) CD's then why not Chris Brown.

1973 days ago
128.

HJKZ1982    

I would feel bad for her IF she left him. But it seems that they are still together. If she is willing to put up with his abuse, then I'm sorry, I do not feel bad for her at all. A person is only going to do what you let them. She needs to press charges, run adn never look back.

1973 days ago
129.

p1tey1    

This is very disturbing. They went from being at the top of their game a little over a month ago, to now being this sad, pathetic story. Their careers are finished. *Sigh*

1973 days ago
130.

Meat    

Who needs the law? Where is the father, brother, cousin to beat down this punk. If someone layed a hand on my daughter, he would be suckin soup for six weeks......especially if he's built like this thug wannabe.

1973 days ago
131.

MightyMad    

Hmmm... another douchebag's going to jail!
Now, here's hoping that he doesn't out of doing actual time - the justice system may be a joke, but when you have a open-and-shut case like this one, if you're worth anything as a prosecutor, you should just dunk it in and move on to other things... then again, we're talking about the L.A. County District Attorney here, so anything can happen.

1973 days ago
132.

American    

If Rihanna takes Chris Brown back we need to ban her music as well. Those that are against domestic violence or violence in general need to do something for the victims like Rihanna who are too scared to move forward and stay in bad/toxic relationships.

Don't support Rihanna if she stays with Chris Brown. Stop playing her music, stop buying her records. We can't praise her for accepting this type of violence.

Peace ox

1973 days ago
133.

spoonface    

I dont promote domestic violence but is Rihanna serious!!!? Chris is ma boy, I'm disappointed in him but i love him all d same. Das y him shud a deh wid me!

1973 days ago
134.

Kitty    

Apparently she enjoys getting knocked around. They are both losers !

1973 days ago
135.

swannie    

If Rhianna takes Chris Brown back after what he did to her, as is rumored, I can tell you that her career will be over as fast as his. Both of these people have been defended as "being young and making mistakes". But when they took on the job of choosing to be in the spotlight and are aware that many, many young fans look up to them both, they are setting an inexcusable and dangerous example. How many young girls, because of Rhianna, will say, after their lover hits them, "it's okay, I know he really loves me". Domestic violence is real, it is insidious, and it is widely unreported because it has become much too acceptable. I hope that both get the counseling they need and that someone wakes Rhianna up fast, while it's still possible.

1973 days ago
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