News: Bloody-Faced Rihanna '09 Assault Pics Leak, Chris Brown Responds
Friday, Feb 25, 2011 11:40AM
New photos of Rihanna's maimed face following her publicized battle with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown in 2009 have leaked online and have forced the male R&B star to address them.
The images show RiRi with massive injuries and cuts to her face.
Graphic new photos of Rihanna -- reportedly taken after the singer was assaulted by Chris Brown in 2009 -- have leaked online, just two days after Brown's restraining order against his ex-girlfriend was eased by a judge. The images, which appeared on MediaTakeOut, further reveal the extent of the injuries that Rihanna sustained from the beating. One shows the singer with a bruised and partially closed eye, while another reveals a split lip up close. (Billboard)
Additional reporting claims the photos were taken at a hospital.
The images reportedly were taken at a hospital where RiRi was treated after her fight with Breezy. One picture shows short-haired Rihanna with bruises on her forehead, eyes and cheeks. Her right eye and cheek are badly swollen. The other picture gives a closer look at her injured lips. (Ace Showbiz)
Following the leak, Brown hit up his Twitter page to share his reaction.
In a series of posts, Brown writes, "It's ironic how 'somebody' put this out right around my album time! Wow! I guess that's supposed to be strategic chess move. Unbelievable." He later added, "The Devil is always busy!! But when u have a destiny, nothing or no one can stop what God has planned!" The posts were later removed and replaced by a more positive message, reading: "The beauty is inside you!!! Don't let em bring you down!!!!! Beautiful people!" (Toronto Sun)
The unexpected leak comes just days after a judge approved Brown's request to have a restraining order reduced.
Two years after Chris Brown assaulted his then-girlfriend Rihanna, an L.A. judge decided to give the R&B superstar a second chance. During a court hearing in L.A. Tuesday, a judge replaced Rihanna's previous restraining order with a level one order, meaning that the exes can have contact provided Brown, 21, does not harass, annoy or molest the "S&M" singer. Rihanna, 23, did not appear in court, though her attorney Donald Etra did. He informed the judge that Rihanna has no objections to the new order. (Us Magazine)
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