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Rihanna Allegedly Tells Cops Chris Strangled Her, Text Messages May Have Ignited Fight

While Chris Brown and Rihanna are still laying low, the details of what went down early Sunday morning have only gotten more gruesome. According to sources, Rihanna has been cooperating with the cops' investigation, in which she told them that he threatened to kill her after she threw his car keys out the window. He strangled her until she lost consciousness and when she came to, he was gone. Someone nearby who heard her screaming called 911. The cops took her immediately to the hospital, rather than waiting for an ambulance, where she was treated and officers took photographs of her injuries for the investigation.

Rihanna's grandmother assured the press that Rih is doing fine, though she canceled her show in Jakarta this week. Chris has been dropped from the Valentine's Day party he was supposed to host this weekend, and his songs are being pulled off radio stations in different cities. Even Chris Brown's former abusive stepfather has chimed in about not being surprised by Chris's actions — which seems completely inappropriate. Most of you still want official statements from Chris and Rihanna, but for now with all the speculation about what caused the fight, including text messages from another woman, we're still putting the pieces together.

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Aminah-Akalea Aminah-Akalea 8 years
I went on a site and they said that with the felony he is charged with...very unlikely that we will serve any jail time..if any it would be less than a year since California law doesn't support the charge or whatever.... As my friend said..he doesn't have to go jail..there are other ways he will fall..this could have been AVOIDED..that's the point..i went on some sites and the people there were HORRIBLE about Rihanna saying how she deserved it and Chris is the "MAN" and she should go back to where she come from ..and the most hurtful thing was mostly women..especially black women saying that..or should i say girls... I do not AGREE with ANY man beating up a woman.. NO MATTER WHAT..anyone that goes with that likes to get their butt kick or do the butt kicking... A man is to respect a woman..they have a mother..a sister..and i'm sure they wouldn't like someone doing that to them..I hate reading the paper and going online and seeing women getting murdered after years in an abusive relationship, or murdered by petty stuff especially like what happened to that UK woman some weeks ago! I feel like crying everything because I am a woman...and i don't like when we suffer by the hands of ignorant men, my mother always said, if a man can't deal with a woman he should leave her...plain and simple..i never really studied Chris nor fancy him much..but Rihanna liked him and that was good enough. Yeah some women really bug men..but if men were really "men" they would know how to react..and not in a violent nor abusive manner either physically or verbally. It's really scary..women really have to be careful with the men out there as usual and seeing all the hateful comments about her online from so many different sites..i don't feel so safe at all..never thought this would happen ofcourse and it's really sad how everything came about :(... I can understand the police in a way..some ambulance ppl ...well who knows, those ppl always have their cameras somewhere and this was to be on the "downlow" probably ... IDK..either way..he beat her up despite how it came about and he didn't have to make that choice and hopefully he will suffer the consequences.. i know first hand what men say and do in these situations...they are so smart and ppl are so gullible..never happened to me.. and will never happen to me...raise his hand and his hand will be gone, i don't take crap from no man, but i've lived in the same house from the time i was 12-13 then 16-21 with that going on between a family member and his women (I never knew who he really was until he came and lived with us, he was my fav uncle and a ladies man, talented, smart, could talk and express himself really good and i NEVER thought he was like that..i couldn't believe he was my fav uncle, you never know someone until you live with them i guess) ...i really feel angered and passionate about all of this..Abuse against a woman is a no no and it hurts even more when it's someone you care about who does it to you like Rihanna is going through...
Aminah-Akalea Aminah-Akalea 8 years
I went on a site and they said that with the felony he is charged with...very unlikely that we will serve any jail time..if any it would be less than a year since California law doesn't support the charge or whatever.... As my friend said..he doesn't have to go jail..there are other ways he will fall..this could have been AVOIDED..that's the point..i went on some sites and the people there were HORRIBLE about Rihanna saying how she deserved it and Chris is the "MAN" and she should go back to where she come from ..and the most hurtful thing was mostly women..especially black women saying that..or should i say girls... I do not AGREE with ANY man beating up a woman.. NO MATTER WHAT..anyone that goes with that likes to get their butt kick or do the butt kicking... A man is to respect a woman..they have a mother..a sister..and i'm sure they wouldn't like someone doing that to them..I hate reading the paper and going online and seeing women getting murdered after years in an abusive relationship, or murdered by petty stuff especially like what happened to that UK woman some weeks ago! I feel like crying everything because I am a woman...and i don't like when we suffer by the hands of ignorant men, my mother always said, if a man can't deal with a woman he should leave her...plain and simple..i never really studied Chris nor fancy him much..but Rihanna liked him and that was good enough. Yeah some women really bug men..but if men were really "men" they would know how to react..and not in a violent nor abusive manner either physically or verbally. It's really scary..women really have to be careful with the men out there as usual and seeing all the hateful comments about her online from so many different sites..i don't feel so safe at all..never thought this would happen ofcourse and it's really sad how everything came about :(...I can understand the police in a way..some ambulance ppl ...well who knows, those ppl always have their cameras somewhere and this was to be on the "downlow" probably ... IDK..either way..he beat her up despite how it came about and he didn't have to make that choice and hopefully he will suffer the consequences.. i know first hand what men say and do in these situations...they are so smart and ppl are so gullible..never happened to me.. and will never happen to me...raise his hand and his hand will be gone, i don't take crap from no man, but i've lived in the same house from the time i was 12-13 then 16-21 with that going on between a family member and his women (I never knew who he really was until he came and lived with us, he was my fav uncle and a ladies man, talented, smart, could talk and express himself really good and i NEVER thought he was like that..i couldn't believe he was my fav uncle, you never know someone until you live with them i guess) ...i really feel angered and passionate about all of this..Abuse against a woman is a no no and it hurts even more when it's someone you care about who does it to you like Rihanna is going through...
spaghetina spaghetina 8 years
Oh crap. I just laughed out loud @ sundaygreen's comment. Not to take away from the seriousness of the situation, but that was freaking hilarious.
italianblonde italianblonde 8 years
That is terrible if the choking is true! All of this is terrible obviously. While I feel bad for admitting this, sundaygreen, I did laugh at your comment! : (
vparamitha vparamitha 8 years
Ok CHRIS, GOOD JOB. GOOOOD JOBi'm indonesian. and i live in jakarta. and I've bought rih's ticket twice (the former concert was canceled too, due to travel warning)and yeah. today is supposed to be the concert day, and now I'm still at home.GOOD JOB!!!
vparamitha vparamitha 8 years
Ok CHRIS, GOOD JOB. GOOOOD JOB i'm indonesian. and i live in jakarta. and I've bought rih's ticket twice (the former concert was canceled too, due to travel warning) and yeah. today is supposed to be the concert day, and now I'm still at home. GOOD JOB!!!
sundaygreen sundaygreen 8 years
I wonder if Rihanna said, "Tell me how I'm supposed to breathe with no air?"
jascomfort jascomfort 8 years
Does anyone else remember seeing photos of Rihanna with bruises late last year? I thought I remembered seeing photos of Rihanna with bruises around her hands or arms on Pop Sugar around Fall 2008. I looked searched through the articles but couldn't find anything. Am I going crazy or does anybody else remember these pictures???
SKC-Sparkle SKC-Sparkle 8 years
This whole thing is shocking, but I am trying to stay unbiased until both parties hold press conferences.
miz-icandy miz-icandy 8 years
i also saw his facebook page which say THT EVERY 1 WILL SEE HER REAL COLOURS...if tht is true i can tell yew this is goin to be 1 nasty court battle..tht statement is clerly out to point fingers..OKAI N I VISISTED BOTH OF THERE MYSPACE PAGES ..IT IS SAD HOW EVERY 1 SUPPORTS CHRIS NOT 1 OF THEM R REALLY SAYIN IF HE DID LOSE HIS TEMPER MAYBE YOU WUD THINK HE SHUD APOLOGISE TO HIS RIHANNA IF NOT HIS FANS....AND STUPID YUNG FEMALES R REPEATEDLY ABUSIN RIHANNA ON HER PAGE ..I MEAN HOW LOW R WE FEMALES SHE DID NOT DESERVE SUCH A THING...STOP WITH THT STD SHIT..im sure many of yall got all crazy at1 tyme bout yur man possibly cheatin on yew...BEYONNCE GOT MAD CIARA GOT MAD JENNEFER IS STILL MAD and did they get beat like this i WISH YOU RIHANNA A SPEEDY RECOVERY AND A STRONG SENSE TO MAKE IT THRU
miz-icandy miz-icandy 8 years
well there isnt not much left to say about it,...really wen yew do put their stories togethur it kinda makes sense..they both got physical and some 1 unfortunately got the bad ending..BUT WITH ALL THT SAID chris still is n the wrong b/c frm her alleged bruises obviously are said to be horrific..so he definately hit hur more than 1 time...and left tht is jus wrung wat is his excuse for that...i really dont think it will end his career but i mean ..this shud not get awayyy...
foudini foudini 8 years
What a great country this is! Guilty until proven innocent is the way it really works, huh? Wow, continue the Salem Witch Trial, ladies. Don't bother waiting for factual information, not tabloid TMZ or Popsugar gossip from "close sources and police." Nope, that would mean you would have to put the pitchforks and torches away. Such a shame for those chomping at the bit to throw him to the wolves. Before I get hunted too, yes, domestic violence is a terrible thing.
liliblu liliblu 8 years
I wonder if that is why Chris Brown has not been charged with other crimes yet?
liliblu liliblu 8 years
"Personally, I think they both got into a physical alteracation." lulu, Access Hollywood just reported that Rhianna slapped Chris while he was driving. It was reported that he pulled to side of the road and the fight escalated.
liliblu liliblu 8 years
"Personally, I think they both got into a physical alteracation."lulu, Access Hollywood just reported that Rhianna slapped Chris while he was driving. It was reported that he pulled to side of the road and the fight escalated.
snowbunny11 snowbunny11 8 years
I just really don't get how much more beat up someone has to be than having bruises so bad her eyes are swollen and she passed out from being strangled for you to think she is a "battered woman." That's just screwed up.
snowbunny11 snowbunny11 8 years
Sure I will take a stab, Lula- don't kid yourself, your statements show that you condone an extremely violent response- attempted murder in response to a fight. Even if Rihanna hit him first, gave him herpes (which is the dumbest rumor I've ever heard), threw his keys out the window, the proper responses in the same order are: walk away, call your lawyer to see what you can do about the fact your gf knowingly gave you an std that omg 1 in 3 Americans have and call your rental agency for an extra set of keys. The proper response is NEVER strangle someone until they pass out, whether you are male or female. Congratulations, you are the reason why women are afraid to come forward when they are attacked. Not only have police reports graphically described the bruises that Rihanna received, they have also said that Chris Brown didn't have a scratch on him. Chris Brown's friends have released statements saying that "he feels very bad for what he did," and no denials. She was treated by a doctor in a hospital for her injuries. So yeah, that would be why Rihanna is acting like a battered woman right now. The only way this could get worse is if she had actually died when Chris Brown was strangling her and saying "I am going to kill you." And honestly, I have this feeling that even then you would be making excuses for him, ya know, because if someone makes you mad, or hits you, you can kill them! Thank god the law does not think the way people like you do. Self defense must be proportional. If Rihanna did slap Chris and he was upset about that, he could be filing assault and battery charges right now.
snowbunny11 snowbunny11 8 years
Sure I will take a stab, Lula- don't kid yourself, your statements show that you condone an extremely violent response- attempted murder in response to a fight. Even if Rihanna hit him first, gave him herpes (which is the dumbest rumor I've ever heard), threw his keys out the window, the proper responses in the same order are: walk away, call your lawyer to see what you can do about the fact your gf knowingly gave you an std that omg 1 in 3 Americans have and call your rental agency for an extra set of keys. The proper response is NEVER strangle someone until they pass out, whether you are male or female. Congratulations, you are the reason why women are afraid to come forward when they are attacked. Not only have police reports graphically described the bruises that Rihanna received, they have also said that Chris Brown didn't have a scratch on him. Chris Brown's friends have released statements saying that "he feels very bad for what he did," and no denials. She was treated by a doctor in a hospital for her injuries. So yeah, that would be why Rihanna is acting like a battered woman right now. The only way this could get worse is if she had actually died when Chris Brown was strangling her and saying "I am going to kill you." And honestly, I have this feeling that even then you would be making excuses for him, ya know, because if someone makes you mad, or hits you, you can kill them! Thank god the law does not think the way people like you do. Self defense must be proportional. If Rihanna did slap Chris and he was upset about that, he could be filing assault and battery charges right now.
lula29 lula29 8 years
Personally, I think they both got into a physical alteracation. I personally don't believe Rihanna is an "abused woman", meaning Chris Brown regularly beat up on her, I think they both had a volitale relationship which resulted in this big blow up. I don't condone anyone hitting anyone (man or woman, weak or strong). This looks bad for both their careers period. Rihanna should really think twice before walking down the "abused woman" aisle. Her innocence will only last as long as her behavior can back it up. Chris Brown is getting what he deserves though. I'm not at all condoning his behavior, I just don't think this is a case of "battered woman" per say. Feel free to bash me at will.
lula29 lula29 8 years
Personally, I think they both got into a physical alteracation. I personally don't believe Rihanna is an "abused woman", meaning Chris Brown regularly beat up on her, I think they both had a volitale relationship which resulted in this big blow up. I don't condone anyone hitting anyone (man or woman, weak or strong). This looks bad for both their careers period. Rihanna should really think twice before walking down the "abused woman" aisle. Her innocence will only last as long as her behavior can back it up. Chris Brown is getting what he deserves though. I'm not at all condoning his behavior, I just don't think this is a case of "battered woman" per say. Feel free to bash me at will.
princess_eab princess_eab 8 years
Oh my GOD, he strangled her and LEFT her unconscious? I wonder if she'll press attempted murder charges?!? It sounds like he didn't care if she lived or died - I mean, wouldn't you do the right thing and call 911 if you'd just strangled your girlfriend and made her pass out?? Holy crap!!!!!!!
Silvers567 Silvers567 8 years
How is anyone even doubting this? There is NO discussion of what happened. This is from CNN. Thinking that we need to wait and see is just delusional." Police said Brown and a woman were in a vehicle near Hollywood's Hancock Park early Sunday when they became involved in an argument.The woman "suffered visible injuries and identified Brown as her attacker," police said. "
Silvers567 Silvers567 8 years
How is anyone even doubting this? There is NO discussion of what happened. This is from CNN. Thinking that we need to wait and see is just delusional. " Police said Brown and a woman were in a vehicle near Hollywood's Hancock Park early Sunday when they became involved in an argument. The woman "suffered visible injuries and identified Brown as her attacker," police said. "
cupcakers cupcakers 8 years
I can't believe he would take it that far. Yeah if he got angry and instantly hit her you would think he might have stopped, but then allegedly strangling her until she was unconscious?!? wtf? Hitting is not cool in the first place but I can't believe how even more horrendous this whole situation is. I hope his career is over.
cupcakers cupcakers 8 years
I can't believe he would take it that far. Yeah if he got angry and instantly hit her you would think he might have stopped, but then allegedly strangling her until she was unconscious?!? wtf? Hitting is not cool in the first place but I can't believe how even more horrendous this whole situation is. I hope his career is over.
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