After TMZ revealed that photos of a beaten and bruised Rihanna circulating on the web were fake, the site posted an exclusive photo of Rihanna reportedly taken after the alleged beating by Chris Brown.
The photo shows Rihanna, who is recognizable from the tattoo on her left shoulder that reads the roman numerals 11-4-1986, with swollen lips, bruised eyes and contusions on both sides of her forehead.
TMZ calls the shocking photo “The Face of a Battered Woman.”
“Rihanna‘s Nightmare” is the tag line to a haunting image of the R&B/Pop singer on the cover of People magazine’s latest issue.
The tabloid of record takes readers inside the “arguments, jealousy and hotel-room trashing” between Rihanna and Chris Brown that “led to the violence”!
While Star magazine wins the sensation headline contest (“I Still Love Him!”), Blindie can’t help but to believe People‘s credibility on the leak-proof case!
Chris Brown, 19, finally addressed his recent arrest in connection to the alleged attack on girlfriend Rihanna, 20.
Brown offered an apology and denied posting any updates on Facebook -referring to allegations in the press that he had changeed his relationship status to ‘single’ and written ‘You’ll begin to see her true colours. Believe it!’
In a statement issued on Sunday Brown says:
“Words cannot begin to express how sorry and saddened I am over what transpired. I am seeking the counseling of my pastor, my mother and other loved ones and I am committed, with God’s help, to emerging a better person.
“Much of what has been speculated or reported on blogs and/or reported in the media is wrong.
“While I would like to be able to talk about this more, until the legal issues are resolved, this is all I can say except that I have not written any messages or made any posts to Facebook, on blogs or any place else.
“Those posts or writings under my name are frauds.”