LAPD Investigates Leaked Photos Of Rihanna’s Battered Face

February 20th, 2009 // 17 Comments

A disturbing photo of Rihanna or a Rihanna look-a-like with bruises, a swollen lip and a myriad of other battle wounds has been swiftly making its way through the blogosphere.

The photo was allegedly taken right after the domestic dispute between Rihanna and Chris Brown on Feb. 8th, with a source at E! News claiming the picture (click any thumbnail to go to the gallery, and the photo is on the second gallery page) was snapped by a detective at Hancock Park right when the cops arrived.

While the Los Angeles Police Department will not confirm or deny this is Rihanna, they are up in arms that an unauthorized photo has been released for public viewing, and have launched an internal investigation.

The LAPD would like anyone with insider information as to how this photo was leaked to contact them immediately.

Gallery Info: Assorted pictures of Rihanna and Chris Brown

By Melissa Noble
  1. RSM

    Thank you so much for not posting that picture of her. It’s completely exploitative and just plain wrong.

  2. RSM

    Thank you so much for not posting that picture of her. It’s completely exploitative and just plain wrong.

  3. Tom

    The leaked photo has a tattoo on the left collarbone of the subject. I don’t see any photos of Rihanna with a tattoo there, unless it’s brand new. Something to the effect of XI – IV.

  4. jo

    Tom
    if you look at the picture at the top of this post you can just about make out the tattoo

  5. missvolare

    Agree on the no picture on the front–I don’t watch tv or check tmz and I am really disturbed and personally upset by that picture, too much remembrance and too very sad–she needs to have some privacy now.

  6. A disappointed reader

    I am aghast this site chose to publish the leaked picture. Other media outlets are respecting the privacy of those involved and the seriousness of this situation. I suppose I could be grateful the picture was not the main one for this article…but I really don’t think it should have been used at all.

  7. danielle

    Rihanna,

    I hope you get better soon. I know this must be extra hard with press trying to be all in your face and dont care that you need time to heal physically and emotionally. I and all your fans support you and are here with you.

    But like they say, what dont kill you makes you stronger… So maybe down the road you can write a song about this because plenty of women have been in your shoes and I dont think any other singer has written a song like that.

    Get well soon,
    Danielle fr. Seattle,WA

  8. marisol rodriguez aka mz erry jonas

    i think chris brown is an ass if he did that to her she is so pretty and whatever she did he should never touch a girl i use to love him now i aint ever gonna buy anything that says chris brown

  9. Ian Brown

    Rihanna,

    i admire that ur pressing on afta wat chris did 2 u and i hope u can sing again. Ur also setting a great example 4 people who go through this daily. Im anticapating ur next album (if u still can sing afta chris strangled u) and hope it is a heavy success.

  10. Mesha Harr

    Ha ha ha that was funny but also sad
    I am sorry Rihanna had to go through this

  11. brianna

    all yall need to shut up angone bout yal life chrisbrown did what he did to that girl and now its over so………. and if anyway of yall have a problem den oh wow cause yall not talking bout scraping so….yall dont want these hands so……..get out of here with all of that bull

  12. brianna

    all yall need to shut up and gone bout yall life chrisbrown did what he did to that girl and now its over so………. and if any of yall have a problem den oh well cause yall not talking bout scraping so….yall dont want these hands so……..get out of here with all of that bull…and get a life and stay out there convo.k

  13. brianna

    all yall need to shut up and gone bout yall life chrisbrown did what he did to that girl and now its over so………. and if any of yall have a problem den oh well cause yall not talking bout scraping so….yall dont want these hands so……..get out of here with all of that bull…and get a life and stay out there convo.k

  14. brianna

    all yall need to shut up and gone bout yall life chrisbrown did what he did to that girl and now its over so………. and if any of yall have a problem den oh well cause yall not talking bout scraping so….yall dont want these hands so……..get out of here with all of that bull…and get a life and stay out there convo.k

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