Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Rihanna beaten up by Chris Brown!

From The Grauniad

Police sources have told the LA Times that pop singer Rihanna was the victim of her boyfriend Chris Brown's alleged assault on Sunday night. Both singers cancelled their appearance at the Grammy awards, after Brown had voluntarily reported to Los Angeles police. According to the LA Times, the pop star's real name – Robyn Fenty – is listed on the police report. Brown, 19, has been charged with "criminal threats" and was released on $50,000 bail. Additional charges may yet be filed.

The charges stem from an incident that occurred on Sunday morning, when police were called to a vehicle parked in the Los Angeles Hancock Park neighbourhood. Though Brown was not at the scene, the victim is believed to have visible facial injuries, including a bloody nose, as well as bite marks on her arms. She identified Brown as the attacker. The night before the assault, Rihanna and Chris Brown had been photographed together at a party for music industry mogul Clive Davis.

One of Chris Brown's sponsors, Wrigley Gum, has already suspended his Doublemint campaign, saying that they are "concerned by the serious allegations made against Chris Brown".

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